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Paula Deen releases statement, begs for forgiveness

 
Paula Deen releases statement, begs for forgiveness
Posted Friday, June 21st 2013 @ 1pm

The Food Network is putting a fork in Paula Deen's TV cooking shows.  The network announced Friday it would not renew Deen's contract when it expires at the end of the month.  The move follows a week of controversy over the celebrity chef's casual admission to using the racially-charged N-word during a deposition for a pending lawsuit.  Deen also offered a public apology on Friday.  

In an earlier statement on Thursday, Deen blamed her use of the word on her Southern upbringing.  The celebrity chef is being sued by a former employee who claims she was subjected to racist, sexist and inappropriate remarks while working as a manager at Deen's Oyster House restaurant in Georgia. 

Watch the full apology below:

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