‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch, Phil Robertson, is the beneficiary of a petition that has gathered almost 250,000 signatures, in the wake of his controversial comments about gays. There’s been other pushback, too, to the condemnation of Mr. Robertson.
Paula Deen scored a legal win Monday when a federal judge dismissed a racial discrimination lawsuit from a former employee. But it may be a hollow victory for Paula Deen, who lost her TV shows and endorsement deals in the wake of details revealed in the case.
Paula Deen used the 'N' word, but a Georgia judge ruled that there was no basis for a racial discrimination lawsuit brought by a former white employee. Paula Deen was dropped by the Food Network and other sponsors after she acknowledged using racial slurs.
Paula Deen has cut business ties with the agent who helped make her a Food Network star and launch a media and merchandising empire. Paula Deen's breakup with Barry Weiner comes after a turbulent two weeks that have left the celebrity chef's network of business deals in shambles.
Walmart and Paula Deen are parting ways, with the retail giant announcing that it won't order any more of her products. In addition to losing the Walmart deal, Paula Deen has had her name stripped from buffet restaurants owned by the Caesars casino chain.
Following celebrity chef Paula Deen's admission that she used a racial slur, she has been dropped by The Food Network, Smithfield Foods and now Walmart. Deen gave a tearful interview on the 'Today' show on Wednesday.