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Paula Deen, One Of The Nation's First "Canceled" Stars, Returns To FOX
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Ubiquitous
2021-06-17 08:30:42 UTC
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After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
“MasterChef: Legends.”

Deen will appear as the third “legend” in Season 11 of “MasterChef,”
according to Gold Derby.

“Known for her fatty cuisines and yummy desserts, this Southern belle follows
in the footsteps of Emeril Lagasse and Curtis Stone, the first two culinary
geniuses to serve as mentors/judges during the audition round,” the report
outlined, adding that the former Food Network star will be working alongside
host Gordon Ramsey and judges Joe Bastianich and Aaron Sanchez.

Deen was cut from Food Network in 2013 over racially-charged revelations from
a lawsuit that was ultimately dismissed. Delish.com outlined the controversy:

June 19, 2013 — While she was being deposed during a lawsuit brought
against her by Lisa Jackson, the former general manager of her
Savannah, Georgia restaurant Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House,
Deen admits to using the n-word in the past: “Yes, of course.”

During the same deposition, she also says “that’s just not a word
that we use as time has gone on. Things have changed since the ’60s
in the south. And my children and my brother object to that word
being used in any cruel or mean behavior. As well as I do.”

June 19, 2013 — Jackson also claimed Deen wanted her African American
employees behave a certain way during a wedding Deen was planning.
“I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a
certain era in America … after the Civil War, during the Civil War,
before the Civil War … It was not only black men, it was black women
… I would say they were slaves,” Radar quoted Deen as saying about
the party during a deposition.

A rep for Deen later told TMZ: “Ms. Deen does not condone or find
the use of racial epithets acceptable. She is looking forward to
her day in court.”

Deen tried to rehabilitate her image and emphasize that she’s “not a racist”
and that her past regrettable language was shaped by time and location. But
the effort failed. Deen’s endorsements and corporate ties dried up. She was
essentially banned from the mainstream aside from rare appearances on shows
like “Dancing with the Stars.”

This week’s Fox appearance seems more significant, as Deen is being honored
for culinary skills.

Notably, the lawsuit that tanked Deen was dismissed in August 2013. PEOPLE
magazine reported at the time:

Paula Deen and a former employee have reached a settlement to dismiss
the remaining claims in a lawsuit that cost the celebrity chef a
chunk of her empire.

The U.S. District Court in Savannah, Ga., on Friday formally
dismissed the sexual harassment case with prejudice, meaning it can’t
be filed again, just days after the judge threw out the racial
discrimination portion of the lawsuit.

A court document said both sides reached the settlement “without any
award of costs or fees to any party.”

The former employee, Lisa Jackson, released a statement saying Deen
was not personally responsible.

“I assumed that all of my complaints about the workplace environment
were getting to Paula Deen, but I learned during this matter that
this was not the case,” said Jackson. “The Paula Deen I have known
for more than eight years is a woman of compassion and kindness and
will never tolerate discrimination or racism of any kind toward
anyone. I now know that the workplace environment issues that I
raised are being reviewed and will in the future no longer be at
issue.”

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Bryan Simmons
2021-06-17 18:31:12 UTC
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After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
“MasterChef: Legends.”
Deen will appear as the third “legend” in Season 11 of “MasterChef,”
according to Gold Derby.
“Known for her fatty cuisines and yummy desserts, this Southern belle follows
in the footsteps of Emeril Lagasse and Curtis Stone, the first two culinary
geniuses to serve as mentors/judges during the audition round,” the report
outlined, adding that the former Food Network star will be working alongside
host Gordon Ramsey and judges Joe Bastianich and Aaron Sanchez.
Deen was cut from Food Network in 2013 over racially-charged revelations from
June 19, 2013 — While she was being deposed during a lawsuit brought
against her by Lisa Jackson, the former general manager of her
Savannah, Georgia restaurant Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House,
Deen admits to using the n-word in the past: “Yes, of course.”
During the same deposition, she also says “that’s just not a word
that we use as time has gone on. Things have changed since the ’60s
in the south. And my children and my brother object to that word
being used in any cruel or mean behavior. As well as I do.”
June 19, 2013 — Jackson also claimed Deen wanted her African American
employees behave a certain way during a wedding Deen was planning.
“I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a
certain era in America … after the Civil War, during the Civil War,
before the Civil War … It was not only black men, it was black women
… I would say they were slaves,” Radar quoted Deen as saying about
the party during a deposition.
A rep for Deen later told TMZ: “Ms. Deen does not condone or find
the use of racial epithets acceptable. She is looking forward to
her day in court.”
Deen tried to rehabilitate her image and emphasize that she’s “not a racist”
and that her past regrettable language was shaped by time and location. But
the effort failed. Deen’s endorsements and corporate ties dried up. She was
essentially banned from the mainstream aside from rare appearances on shows
like “Dancing with the Stars.”
This week’s Fox appearance seems more significant, as Deen is being honored
for culinary skills.
Notably, the lawsuit that tanked Deen was dismissed in August 2013. PEOPLE
Paula Deen and a former employee have reached a settlement to dismiss
the remaining claims in a lawsuit that cost the celebrity chef a
chunk of her empire.
The U.S. District Court in Savannah, Ga., on Friday formally
dismissed the sexual harassment case with prejudice, meaning it can’t
be filed again, just days after the judge threw out the racial
discrimination portion of the lawsuit.
A court document said both sides reached the settlement “without any
award of costs or fees to any party.”
The former employee, Lisa Jackson, released a statement saying Deen
was not personally responsible.
“I assumed that all of my complaints about the workplace environment
were getting to Paula Deen, but I learned during this matter that
this was not the case,” said Jackson. “The Paula Deen I have known
for more than eight years is a woman of compassion and kindness and
will never tolerate discrimination or racism of any kind toward
anyone. I now know that the workplace environment issues that I
raised are being reviewed and will in the future no longer be at
issue.”
I like and support people forging long term regulars such as Dave
Smith on RFC.
Ask them, theyre here. "You can stop saying that now. Thank you."
Gary
2021-06-17 18:45:53 UTC
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After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
“MasterChef: Legends.”
Deen will appear as the third “legend” in Season 11 of “MasterChef,”
according to Gold Derby.
“Known for her fatty cuisines and yummy desserts, this Southern belle follows
in the footsteps of Emeril Lagasse and Curtis Stone, the first two culinary
geniuses to serve as mentors/judges during the audition round,” the report
outlined, adding that the former Food Network star will be working alongside
host Gordon Ramsey and judges Joe Bastianich and Aaron Sanchez.
Deen was cut from Food Network in 2013 over racially-charged revelations from
June 19, 2013 — While she was being deposed during a lawsuit brought
against her by Lisa Jackson, the former general manager of her
Savannah, Georgia restaurant Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House,
Deen admits to using the n-word in the past: “Yes, of course.”
During the same deposition, she also says “that’s just not a word
that we use as time has gone on. Things have changed since the ’60s
in the south. And my children and my brother object to that word
being used in any cruel or mean behavior. As well as I do.”
June 19, 2013 — Jackson also claimed Deen wanted her African American
employees behave a certain way during a wedding Deen was planning.
“I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a
certain era in America … after the Civil War, during the Civil War,
before the Civil War … It was not only black men, it was black women
… I would say they were slaves,” Radar quoted Deen as saying about
the party during a deposition.
A rep for Deen later told TMZ: “Ms. Deen does not condone or find
the use of racial epithets acceptable. She is looking forward to
her day in court.”
Deen tried to rehabilitate her image and emphasize that she’s “not a racist”
and that her past regrettable language was shaped by time and location. But
the effort failed. Deen’s endorsements and corporate ties dried up. She was
essentially banned from the mainstream aside from rare appearances on shows
like “Dancing with the Stars.”
This week’s Fox appearance seems more significant, as Deen is being honored
for culinary skills.
Notably, the lawsuit that tanked Deen was dismissed in August 2013. PEOPLE
Paula Deen and a former employee have reached a settlement to dismiss
the remaining claims in a lawsuit that cost the celebrity chef a
chunk of her empire.
The U.S. District Court in Savannah, Ga., on Friday formally
dismissed the sexual harassment case with prejudice, meaning it can’t
be filed again, just days after the judge threw out the racial
discrimination portion of the lawsuit.
A court document said both sides reached the settlement “without any
award of costs or fees to any party.”
The former employee, Lisa Jackson, released a statement saying Deen
was not personally responsible.
“I assumed that all of my complaints about the workplace environment
were getting to Paula Deen, but I learned during this matter that
this was not the case,” said Jackson. “The Paula Deen I have known
for more than eight years is a woman of compassion and kindness and
will never tolerate discrimination or racism of any kind toward
anyone. I now know that the workplace environment issues that I
raised are being reviewed and will in the future no longer be at
issue.”
I like and support people forging long term regulars such as Dave
Smith on RFC.
Ask them, theyre here. "You can stop saying that now. Thank you."
Cindy Hamilton
2021-06-17 19:21:56 UTC
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After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
“MasterChef: Legends.”
Not interested. She's among the Food Network personalities whom
I classify as "annoying". And her food just isn't the sort of thing I like
to eat. I'd rather watch "Kimchee Chronicles" on PBS.

Cindy Hamilton
Gary
2021-06-17 19:26:13 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
“MasterChef: Legends.”
Not interested. She's among the Food Network personalities whom
I classify as "annoying". And her food just isn't the sort of thing I like
to eat. I'd rather watch "Kimchee Chronicles" on PBS.
Cindy Hamilton
I like and support people forging long term regulars such as Dave
Smith on RFC.
Ask them, theyre here. "You can stop saying that now. Thank you."
Ed Pawlowski
2021-06-18 06:58:26 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
“MasterChef: Legends.”
Not interested. She's among the Food Network personalities whom
I classify as "annoying". And her food just isn't the sort of thing I like
to eat. I'd rather watch "Kimchee Chronicles" on PBS.
Cindy Hamilton
I like and support people forging long term regulars such as Dave
Smith on RFC.
Ask them, theyre here. "You can stop saying that now. Thank you."
Lenona
2021-08-15 14:22:03 UTC
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After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
“MasterChef: Legends.”
Not interested. She's among the Food Network personalities whom
I classify as "annoying". And her food just isn't the sort of thing I like
to eat. I'd rather watch "Kimchee Chronicles" on PBS.
From what I heard, a LOT of people were already furious at her for pushing her unhealthful recipes - and then covering up her diabetes. The racist remarks were merely the last straw - and an excuse to exile her.
Tracker John
2021-08-14 15:25:41 UTC
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After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
"MasterChef: Legends."
I hear she hates Jews with a passion.


Great lady! Jews are scum and we have a right to hate them like anybody
else.

Good on Fox News for having her back.
Tracker John
2021-08-14 20:06:29 UTC
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After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
"MasterChef: Legends."
I hear she hates Jews with a passion.


Great lady! Jews are scum and we have a right to hate them like anybody
else.

Good on Fox News for having her back.
M Kfivethousand
2021-08-14 22:22:59 UTC
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After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
“MasterChef: Legends.”
WOW!!!
even while not on teevee she was making tons of cash still sold tons of product so this idea she is coming back is a misnomer, frozen foods and cooking magazines and books

in spite of the so called shunning she is a millionaire

and so she should take risks. Will she be an accounting type . Or is she changing professions

doubt this gig will make her that much more money

Use the fanny floss money for good.
Jobs don't have to be meaningful. It's after 9-5 that has to be meaningful. If 9-5 is meaningful as well, you are really lucky.
But what you do in your own spare time is what REALLY defines you.
9-5 is only survival.

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Tracker John
2021-08-15 17:41:09 UTC
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After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
"MasterChef: Legends."
I hear she hates Jews with a passion.


Great lady! Jews are scum and we have a right to hate them like anybody
else.

Good on Fox News for having her back.
Tracker John
2021-08-28 20:17:43 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
"MasterChef: Legends."
I hear she hates Jews with a passion.


Great lady! Jews are scum and we have a right to hate them like anybody
else.

Good on Fox News for having her back.
Tracker John
2021-08-31 17:53:49 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
"MasterChef: Legends."
I hear she hates Jews with a passion.


Great lady! Jews are scum and we have a right to hate them like anybody
else.

Good on Fox News for having her back.
Tracker John
2021-09-22 15:49:02 UTC
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After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
"MasterChef: Legends."
I hear she hates Jews with a passion.


Great lady! Jews are scum and we have a right to hate them like anybody
else.

Good on Fox News for having her back.
Tracker John
2021-10-12 16:21:43 UTC
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After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
"MasterChef: Legends."
I hear she hates Jews with a passion.


Great lady! Jews are scum and we have a right to hate them like anybody
else.

Good on Fox News for having her back.
ItsJoan NotJoAnn
2021-10-12 20:52:43 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
"MasterChef: Legends."
I hear she hates Jews with a passion.
Great lady! Jews are scum and we have a right to hate them like anybody
else.
Good on Fox News for having her back.
I'm half Irish and half Jewish...

I'm drinking if you're buying!
i***@webtv.net
2021-10-12 21:22:19 UTC
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I'm half Irish and half Jewish...
I'm drinking if you're buying!
Sorry frogger, just a bit Irish and no Jewish blood that I know of.
But I certainly wouldn't be ashamed if there was some mixed in
there.
Tracker John
2021-11-01 20:57:46 UTC
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After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
"MasterChef: Legends."
I hear she hates Jews with a passion.


Great lady! Jews are scum and we have a right to hate them like anybody
else.

Good on Fox News for having her back.
Tracker John
2021-11-08 20:56:47 UTC
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After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
"MasterChef: Legends."
I hear she hates Jews with a passion.


Great lady! Jews are scum and we have a right to hate them like anybody
else.

Good on Fox News for having her back.
Tracker John
2021-11-10 02:11:20 UTC
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After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
"MasterChef: Legends."
I hear she hates Jews with a passion.


Great lady! Jews are scum and we have a right to hate them like anybody
else.

Good on Fox News for having her back.
Tracker John
2021-11-27 23:23:43 UTC
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After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
"MasterChef: Legends."
I hear she hates Jews with a passion.


Great lady! Jews are scum and we have a right to hate them like anybody
else.

Good on Fox News for having her back.
i***@webtv.net
2021-11-28 12:41:49 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
"MasterChef: Legends."
I hear she hates Jews with a passion.
Great lady! Jews are scum and we have a right to hate them like anybody
else.
Good on Fox News for having her back.
Do you think she'll be interested in a nice benevolent butt plug??
Tracker John
2021-11-29 04:11:32 UTC
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After years of being largely shunned from the mainstream, celebrity chef
Paula Deen is hitting FOX airwaves this Wednesday for an episode of
"MasterChef: Legends."
I hear she hates Jews with a passion.


Great lady! Jews are scum and we have a right to hate them like anybody
else.

Good on Fox News for having her back.

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