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Food Network Dumps Deen after racial slurs come to light

Paula Deen was Grand Marshal at the TOR annual Parade a couple of years back – Photos by Terry Miller

Food Network Dumps Deen after racial slurs come to light
Deen begs forgiveness

The Food Network has terminated ties with Paula Deen after her admission in a deposition last month that she has used ‘the N-word’ in the past, and that she wanted to plan a “plantation style wedding for her brother.”

“I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I’ve done. I want to learn and grow from this. Inappropriate, hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable,” Deen said in the video. “I’ve made plenty of mistakes along the way, but I beg you, my children, my team, my fans, my partners — I beg for your forgiveness. Please forgive me for the mistakes that I made.”
Deen, 66, and her brother are being sued by a former employee at their Savannah, Ga., restaurant who claims Deen’s brother subjected her to sexist, racist and violent behavior. She accused Deen of using ‘the N word’ as recently as in 2007. Deen initially denied using the word then, but has conceded the truth.

June 21, 2013

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tmiller Terry Miller has been in the newspaper business for 35 plus years, following in the footsteps of his father who was a Foreign Correspondent for the London Daily Telegraph when the family sailed to New York from London abroad the Queen Mary. When not shooting pictures, chasing a breaking news story. or playing drums, Miller spends entirely too much time and effort with Little British Sports Cars like his beloved 74 MGB...more like an addiction, says his wife of 22 years.

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