The return of Paula Deen
The media has been awash with newsthat the former Food Network star was plotting her return. It was reported that Deen would be hosting a new syndicated show, Positively Paula, which would primarily air on RFD-TV.
The show, filmed in her Georgia home, has since begun to air and focuses on Deen trying out brave new recipes, including vegan cuisines. But what exactly did Paula Deen do to damage her career, Food Network deals, as well as multiple business partnerships?
What are her crimes, really?
In 2013, Deen's trouble's started after she admitted in a court deposition to using racially disparaging slurs in reference to black people.
Among the suits filed against her, Deen was accused of frequently using the N-word.
Her brother who co-owned a restaurant with her had been inappropriate with female employees. Her son had been photographed in blackface with her. And actual footage existed in which she said her slave-owning ancestor had a hard time dealing with the loss of his 'workers' at the end of the Civil War.