After we watched the video of Paula Deen at a New York Times event last fall, it made us wonder “Who is Hollis Johnson?”
In the video (below), Paula — who is in the middle of a “N’ word scandal — brings her Black friend Hollis on stage after she joked, “Come out here Hollis! We can’t see you standing against that dark board!”
We did some research and found that Hollis is Paula’s personal security manager. He also owns Above and Beyond Transportation.
RumorFix has reached out to Hollis for comment, but he hasn’t returned our calls yet.
Hollis is obviously close to the famous chef — his Twitter handle is even @hollisdeen.