Dora Charles, 59, a close friend and employee of disgraced chef Paula Deen, 66, has come forward to expose what she claims are a string of broken promises by the Southern chef and a culture of racism and cultural insensitivity within her flagship establishment, ‘Lady & Sons,” reports the New York Times.
Charles claims that she has been there for Deen since she was just struggling to survive. Deen also mentions Charles — a chef in her own right — in her memoir, “It Ain’t All About the Cooking,” writing, “If I lost Dora, I would have been devastated.”
But it’s Charles who was left devastated. Living in a trailer, and with failing health, she claims that Deen never paid up on those promises of riches, even when she made it big. And she now wants the world to know that the racism allegations against her former friend are true.
As previously reported by NewsOne, Deen was fired by ‘The Food Network’ after admitting to using the racial slur “ni**er” and plantation fantasies about hav