Celebrity chef Paula Deen admitted in a recorded deposition to telling racist jokes, using the N-word, and planning a slavery-themed wedding, according to multiple reports.
The May 17 deposition where she made the alleged admissions is part of a $1.2 million lawsuit brought by Lisa Jackson, the former manager of a Savannah, Georgia, restaurant run by Deen and her brother Bubba Hiers.
Jackson alleges in the suit that Deen used the N-word at the restaurant and that Hiers sexually harassed her.
According to the reports, in the deposition, Deen replied "Yes, of course," when asked if she used the N-word.
Deen also reportedly admitted telling racist jokes, explaining: "It's just what they are — they're jokes…most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks…I can't determine what offends another person."