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Paula Deen Used a Slur Because ‘She Was Born 60 Years Ago’
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Paula Deen Used a Slur Because ‘She Was Born 60 Years Ago’

Jun 20 2013, 8:00pm CDT | by

Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Paula Deen admitted in a recent deposition that she’s used a racial slur in the past. Now, her camp has given a more in-depth explanation why. “During a...

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Paula Deen Used a Slur Because ‘She Was Born 60 Years Ago’

Jun 20 2013, 8:00pm CDT | by

Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Paula Deen admitted in a recent deposition that she’s used a racial slur in the past. Now, her camp has given a more in-depth explanation why.

“During a deposition where she swore to tell the truth, Ms. Deen recounted having used a racial epithet in the past, speaking largely about a time in American history which was quite different than today,” read a statement from Paula Deen Enterprises. “She was born 60 years ago when America’s South had schools that were segregated, different bathrooms, different restaurants and Americans rode in different parts of the bus. This is not today.”

The statement concluded: “To be clear Ms. Deen does not find acceptable the use of this term under any circumstance by anyone nor condone any form of racism or discrimination.”

The celebrity chef and her brother are being sued for racial and sexual discrimination by Lisa Jackson, who worked as a manager of their restaurant. During a deposition in May, Jackson’s lawyer asked Deen, 66, if she’d ever used the N-word. She said she had.

However, in a statement to ABC News, her lawyer, Bill Franklin, said Deen “does not condone or find the use of racial epithets acceptable.”

Meanwhile, the Food Network, which broadcasts two of her shows, has made it clear where they stand on the issue.

“Food Network does not tolerate any form of discrimination and is a strong proponent of diversity and inclusion,” said a Food Network spokeswoman. “We will continue to monitor the situation.”

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