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The Food Network Won’t Renew Chef Paula Deen’s Contract

When celebrity Chef Paula Deen’s contract with the Food Network expires at the end of the month, it will not be renewed, according to CNN.

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Losing her 11 year run with the Food Network is more fallout for Deen, who admitted earlier this week that she’s used the “N word” in the past.  The Food Network airs three shows featuring the Southern chef.  Deen has become a household name, not just for her cooking shows, but for her product line, which includes food, cookbooks, kitchenware and cookware.

In response to the Food Network not renewing her contract, Deen issued a statement thanking them for eleven great years.

I have had the pleasure of being allowed into so many homes across the country and meeting people who have shared with me the most touching and personal stories.  This would not have been possible with the Food Network.  Thank you again.  Love and best dishes to all of y’all.


Deen and her brother are being sued by Lisa T. Jackson,  a former manager at Deen’s Savannah, Georgia restaurant.  Jackson, who worked for them for five years, is suing for racial and sexual harassment.

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