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Paula Deen

Dropped By Publisher

6/28/2013 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The demolition derby known as Paula Deen's empire rolls on -- she's just been dropped by one of her publishers, which says it will no longer release her next project ... which was expected to be a best seller.

In a statement released Friday, Ballantine Books announced it has cancelled the publication of "Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up".

But get this ... even though the book wasn't set to come out until October, it's already #1 on Amazon with pre-order sales.

Ballantine adds its name to the long list of companies abandoning ship in light of Deen's n-word controversy ... The Food Network, QVC, JCPenny, and Smithfield Hams, etc ...

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elena    

I an waiting for the announcement that Capital One is dropping Alec Baldwin. I personally am not offended by what he said or what Paula supposively did. This country has really gone to sh@t!!!

427 days ago
17.

Stacey    

I read online the complaint by Ms. Jackson and the disgusting behaviors that went on under the Paul Dean Enterprises and it's disgusting that in the 21st Century, Paul Deen and her brother Buba thought they could mistreat women and African American employees in that manner. She deserves everything that is happening to her ad more! People please read the complaint. The sponsors are dropping her for more than using the N word 30 years ago. Paula, why don't you just "massage" this away. She knew her drunk brother picked up an African American man and physically shook him and threw him across the room. The abuse that went on there towards Ms. Jackson is abominable!!!

427 days ago
18.

mary    

don imus (radio talk show host) called a group of ladys in basketball "nappy headed hoes". he is on the air and still making millions. i thought he should have been of air forever. paula deen, made some stupid remarks and she is being punished beyond any public figure, who has made remarks worst than hers.the companies and public choose, who to forgive (overlook) and who to punish. i think the whole thing is outrages.

427 days ago
19.

Obamais still aracist    

she should drop them and self publish boycott the publisher

427 days ago
20.

Badger1225    

I cannot believe that Alec Baldwin gets a pass for everything he has done, calling his daughter a little piglet, saying she is dumb, ranting against a gay man who was giving his opinion yet they jump all over Paula Deen as hard as they have. It's affecting not just her but hundreds of people who had work producing and shipping and selling her branded merchandise. Have Oprah chew her out on OWN, make a donation to the NAACP, be positive about the situation.

427 days ago
21.

deeds    

enough already. nothing but a witchhunt

427 days ago
22.

Obamais still aracist    

rappers say way worse and get a pass heck they say like kill whitey rape the white btch n word and on and on,should have just castrated them on the boat

427 days ago
23.

jaysnow000    

That is just stupid. SHe has a bestseller and still gets dropped.

427 days ago
24.

Rob    

She voted for Obama and thought that would give her change she could believe in.... but those liberal douches threw her under the bus as soon as they could. Heads up all you liberal white guilters...your day is coming too.

427 days ago
25.

kristine    

WHY IS THIS NOT HAPPENING TO JUSTIN BIEBER???????????????

427 days ago
26.

Chuck    

Stupidity reins supreme in the publishing world also. Bad decision. Paula should self publish and make all the money for herself. Sign me up for a copy....and I cant cook.

427 days ago
27.

Cj    

This is so ridiculous already. I refuse to shop at ANY of these places from now on. She didn't murder ANYONE. She used a word like 30 years ago. Funny, these same stores still sell Jane Fonda products after what she did. Go figure.

427 days ago
28.

katkrazy    

It's not about a racist remark, Deen is a train wreck. She has tested her reputation many times, lying about her diabetes while continuing her fatty business for years & then scamming with a greedy pharmaceutical company, She and her family have treated her restaurant staff very badly, racist, brutal, this woman, on the quiet, has treated countless staff like dirt. All these companies are leaving? I would too! There is no angel happening here! Greed & bad behavior only. SHE FIRED HERSELF!

427 days ago
29.

Kadaj    

TMZ is totally feeding this.

427 days ago
30.

poptart_starlet    

This isn't just about her using the "n-word" 30 odd years ago. For those defending her, have you even read the complaint filed?! She's a piece of trash, as is her brother, her lawyer, her sons, everybody.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/148781831/Jackson-v-Deen-Et-Al-Complaint

427 days ago
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