It took Paula Deen years to build her reputation, and only a Summer to tear it down. A lawsuit pressing racial discrimination claims against the cooking star destroyed the Deen empire. Food Network, Walmart, QVC, her publisher, her agent, and everyone else tied to Paula pulled out their deals and contracts. Paula's YouTube apologies and Today Show appearances further propelled the awkwardness and embarrassment of the situation. While a federal judge in Georgia dismissed the discrimination claims, it appears the flamboyant Paula Deen as we once knew her is gone for good. She is what she is, y'all.
Paula Deen Goes From Southern Queen to Practically Nothing
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