The butter-loving Southern belle of the Food Network is stirring up controversy once again.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen is accused of using racial slurs.
The admission came during a question-and-answer session for a lawsuit filed by a former manager of her Savannah restaurant. A lawsuit has been filed against Deen and her brother by that former employee, who says there was sexual and racial harassment.
Deen's attorney released a statement saying his client “does not condone or find the use of racial epithets acceptable and that she is looking forward to her day in court”.