February 13, 2014 08:31 AM by Megan Thompson
Y’all better get ready for Paula Deen, because she wants to make a comeback. This guest judge on The Next Food Network Star suffered a major blow last year after admitting to using racial slurs. Now Paula Deen is ready to use her southern charm (and a whole lot of cash) in hopes to get back in the good graces of the public.
Paula Deen was dropped like a hot potato by many of her long-standing partners like, Target and Food Network, after she admitted to using racial language. This was all brought to light when an employee at one of Deen’s restaurants sued her for racial and sexual discrimination. The empire this single mother built from scratch started to crumble right in front of her. It was definitely a PR nightmare that not even tears on The Today Show could help.
Now it’s being reported that Paula Deen is ready to make a comeback and received some major cash from an investment firm to make it happen. The amount we are hearing is that Najafi Companies, the investment firm, is investing $75 -$100 million in Paula Deen Ventures. With that kind of cash on the line it’s no surprise that Najafi is banking on Deen having a “loyal fan base.”
Do you think Paula Deen can make a comeback from her PR disaster and rebuild her empire? Let us know what you think of Paula Deen, leave us a comment below.
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