Amid racism allegations, Paula Deen booted from Food Network

The move comes on the heels of a lawsuit against the celebrity chef alleging racism and harassment. In a deposition, she conceded having used the N-word.

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In the throes of a racism scandal, the Southern chef was told her contract with Food Network would not be renewed when it expires at month’s end.

The news came right on the heels of a video mea culpa—posted hours after she bailed out of going on “Today” for an interview—in which she asked forgiveness and rejected the way she has been depicted, despite her admissions that she had used racist slurs in certain contexts.

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Deen is facing a lawsuit from a former employee that claims the butter-loving chef engaged in “violent, racist, and sexist behavior.” Specifically, the suit alleges one incident in which Deen supposedly described her dream “Southern plantation wedding” using racial slurs and remarking about how she wanted black waiters to “tap dance around” like in the “Shirley Temple days.”

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