August 12, 2013 A deposition related to the suit led to widespread criticism of Deen and cost her sponsors and her Food Network TV show.
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July 11, 2013 The celebrity cook has seen her TV shows and corporate sponsorships disappear following reports of her use of racist language. But a publisher who has written a comic about her life is going ahead with its plans — after a short update. Still, "we're not going to flambé her," the publisher says.
July 1, 2013 Paula Deen's cookbook dropped; David Mitchell on having a child with autism; the best books coming out this week.
June 29, 2013 Pre-publication orders for Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up, had made it No. 1 on Amazon. But the controversy over her past use of racially offensive language has led many of her sponsors and TV broadcasters to cut their ties. Now, that cookbook is being shelved.
June 28, 2013 Also: Dan Savage on stealing books; new works from Amy Tan; Jamie Oliver reads an entire book for the first time.
June 26, 2013 "I believe that every creature on this earth... was created equal," Deen said in an interview with the Today Show.
June 25, 2013 Bobby and Jamie Deen say their mother is the victim of character assassination. Their defense comes as the queen of Southern cooking continues to lose endorsement deals. But not all of Deen's business partners are abandoning her, nor are all her fans.
June 21, 2013 The Food Network will not renew the celebrity chef's contract at the end of the month, following backlash from a deposition for a discrimination lawsuit in which Deen admitted to using the N-word.
June 20, 2013 Revelations that celebrity chef Paula Deen admitted to using a racial epithet have inspired some pretty funny punning online. But they've also raised questions whether the controversy will see Deen's buttery empire crumble.
June 20, 2013 Some people are ready to batter and fry the Food Network star after reports that she admitted in a deposition to using racial slurs in the past. But there's other, well, interesting stuff in the deposition transcript. We share some of it here.