Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -
Paula Deen lost another sponsor Tuesday as her accuser addressed the public for the very first time.
Lisa Jackson, the former general manager of Uncle Bubba's Oyster House who resigned and later filed this harassment and discrimination lawsuit against Paula Deen Enterprises, and specifically, Paula Deen's brother, Earl "Bubba" Hiers, released a statement Tuesday morning.
In her deposition, Jackson only speaks about Paula Deen directly in a small portion of it. Most of her deposition addresses Hiers and the chief financial officer for the Deen operations, Carl Shumacher, alleging discrimination, harassment and asking for the retirement and bonuses she says she was denied because they found out she was a lesbian. However, the last two weeks has seen the racial accusations within the lawsuit take the media spotlight.
On Tuesday, Jackson released this statement to WTOC:
"This lawsuit has never been about the "n" word. It is to address Ms. Deen's patterns of disrespect and degradation of people that she deems to be inferior. I am a white woman, but I could no longer tolerate her abuse of power as a business owner, nor her condonation of Mr. Hiers' despicable day-to-day behavior. I am what I am, and I am a human being that cares about discrimination in the workplace. In part, in this circumstance, I have to be a voice for those who are too afraid to use theirs."
Lawyers for Paula Deen and Bubba Hiers have attempted to have this lawsuit thrown out once again because of the fact Jackson is a white woman alleging racial discrimination, as well as using the recent Proposition 8 ruling as reason for the lawsuit to be dismissed. Legal experts tell WTOC it is not likely to be dismissed on either claim. Deen's lawyers, in their motion, say Jackson and her attorney's "stubbornly and recklessly pursued a tactic continuing a campaign of vilification against the defendants."
We're still waiting on a trial date, but the fallout continues. On Tuesday, Walgreens confirmed it is phasing out all products tied to the former Food Network star's brand.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>