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July 2nd, 2013
06:53 PM ET

Deen uses Prop 8 ruling in suit defense

Paula Deen hopes the ruling allowing legal same-sex marriage in California will help her in a discrimination lawsuit.

RELATED STORY: Paula Deen invokes same-sex marriage ruling in lawsuit defense


Filed under: Jeffrey Toobin • Paula Deen • Same-sex marriage
June 24th, 2013
06:48 PM ET

More companies cut ties with Paula Deen

Smithfield Foods condemns the use of discriminatory language by chef Paula Deen and ends its partnership with her.

RELATED STORY: Smithfield Foods drops Paula Deen


Filed under: Alina Machado • Paula Deen
June 22nd, 2013
11:33 AM ET

Pastor: Paula Deen is not a racist

Pastor Gregory Tyson Sr. defends Paula Deen after her admitted use of a racial slur affected her ties with Food Network.

RELATED STORY: Celeb chef Paula Deen admits using 'N word'


Filed under: Jake Tapper • Paula Deen • race
June 21st, 2013
07:15 PM ET

Paula Deen apologizes over racial slur

The Food Network has announced that it will be dropping Paula Deen's show after she admits to using a racial slur.

RELATED STORY: Official: Food Network will not renew Paula Deen's contract


Filed under: Food • Paula Deen
June 21st, 2013
05:43 PM ET

Deen's former publicist: This saddens me

Paula Deen's ex-publicist reacts to the Food Network's decision to not renew Deen's contract over the use of racial slurs.

RELATED STORY: Official: Food Network will not renew Paula Deen's contract

Watch the apology:


Filed under: Jim Acosta • Paula Deen
June 20th, 2013
12:10 PM ET

Paula Deen admits to using racial slur

CNN's Alina Machado reports about a deposition showing celebrity chef Paula Deen admitting to making racist comments.

RELATED STORY: Celeb chef Paula Deen admits using 'N' word


Filed under: Alina Machado • Paula Deen • race