Paula Deen: Loses More Contracts and Scandalous Allegations Surface

Paula Deen: Loses More Contracts and Scandalous Allegations Surface

Paula Deen Loses More Contracts

Paula Deen will take some time to climb out of the ditch she dug for herself. Some have said her restaurants bred on racially driven and systematic discrimination against their black employees and that she is just plain, racist.

Here’s more news that has surfaced against the southern cook that was beloved by many.

We mentioned this week that Paula Deen has lost her contract renewal with the Food Network and has others re-evaluating their relationship with her. This pretty much means she will most likely lose out on current and future deals with them. These companies are:

  • QVC
  • Random House
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Sears Holdings
  • and Target, Walmart, J C Penney and Kmart stores may weigh in as well but have not as this time

Kmart, which sells Deen-branded homewares, is allegedly “reviewing their options.”

Well, another company has dropped Paula Deen this week and its been less than 7 days since it all went down. According to MyFoxAtlanta.com, Smithfield sold Paula Deen-branded hams in addition to using her as a spokeswoman. In a statement, the company said it “condemns the use of offensive and discriminatory language and behavior of any kind. Therefore, we are terminating our partnership with Paula Deen.”

The NY Times reported: Smithfield, the world’s largest pork producer, has been the flagship in Ms. Deen’s collection of at least 17 licensing and endorsement partnerships.

Also, Kraft said it hadn’t worked with Deen in over a year, and that it has no current business relationship with her.

Paula Deen Paid Black Employees with Beer?

Wow! Paula Deen is a piece of work. She is being accused of paying her black employees with beer instead of a pay check.

Jezebel.com reported:

An African-American oyster cook who formerly worked at one of Paula Deen’s restaurants came forward and said that during his time there from 2008 to 2010, Deen regularly made him and other black employees work the parties on her Savannah estate without pay. Instead, they were compensated with beer.

“Paula and Bubba just gave us beer and alcohol and I don’t even drink. It was insulting and unfair. I was like, ‘Pay me!’

She knew I had just gotten married. I had a baby on the way. I needed the money and I was the only one to step up and complain over it because half of the kitchen just needed their jobs. I was fired over it in the end because I’m not afraid to speak my mind.”

Reports say Deen allegedly threatened their jobs at the restaurant if they declined to work her house parties at the Savannah estate.

She needed to be exposed a long time ago but God has this now.