Food Network Releases Statement on Paula Deen Controversy
Yesterday, the internet went crazy over reports that TV chef Paula Deen had admitted to using the n-word and making racist jokes in a deposition last month.
Paula’s attorney has since released a statement, asserting that Deen does not “find the use of racial epithets acceptable.”
Meanwhile, the Food Network – which broadcasts Deen’s cooking show – has released a statement of their own.
Station spokeswoman Julie Halpin said in a statement: “The Food Network does not tolerate any form of discrimination and is a strong proponent of diversity and inclusion. We will continue to monitor the situation.”
The civil suit was filed in March 2012 in Chatham County Superior Court and was transferred to federal court a few months later. Deen and Hiers have both denied the allegations made by Jackson, who is white.
“Bubba and I, neither one of us, care what the color of your skin is” or what gender a person is, Deen said in her deposition. “It’s what’s in your heart and in your head that matters to us.”
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