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Paula Deen

Fries Relationship with Agent

7/5/2013 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0705_paula_deen_tmz2Paula Deen is finally on the other end of a severed business relationship ... she's cutting ties with her agent following the recent fallout from her admission to using the N-word.

Deen's rep, Elana Weiss, said in a statement that Deen "has separated from" New York agent Barry Weiner.

Weiss went on to say that Deen and her family "thank him for the tireless effort and dedication over the many years."

Since the leak of a deposition in which Deen admitted to using the N-word in the past, she has lost deals with the likes of The Food Network, Wal-Mart, Target, JCPenney, Kmart, Sears and her book publisher.

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Sam    

good riddance, never was a fan of Paula Dean.

388 days ago
17.

Azi    

Maybe she could be a cook for the Kardashians. How long that would last ?

388 days ago
18.

Truth    

Meanwhile, Alec Baldwin just booked another million dollar gig, because he didn't say anything that liberals everywhere don't say every day. So, he's cool.

388 days ago
19.

Rob    

The dumb woman voted for Obama. Hopey Changey. Obama, the great uniter...
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Well, she got what she deserved. Thrown under the bus by the people she thought would change things. They changed things alright, race relations have never been worse. Change you can believe in, Paula.

388 days ago
20.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

Wow, she looks like an old wreck.

388 days ago
21.

Marlyn    

what's the matter Paula- can't afford your stupid wigs anymore?????

388 days ago
22.

Joey Jr    

Shame on Walmart , K-mart , Target , Sear's ,ect ...they dump Paula but keep the NFL crap and support that f-bag Michael Vick ....what she did was sick , but do you say its worse then what he did? they should have both been dropped

388 days ago
23.

DetroitRocks    

She fired her agent because she was jewish

388 days ago
24.

Gretel    

Cook books!? I'm going to check Amazon to see if the prices have gone down. I make her recipe of Renee's cole slaw to bring to parties and everybody loves it. She makes some great party food. This whole thing is bullsh*t. It's a witch hunt.

388 days ago
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Janice    

5 years later this woman has a problem. Really? She was so offended and it bothered her so much she stayed for 5 years. Okay. Sure.

388 days ago
26.

BB not bb    

I think she is kind of a weak person and since she has been so scapegoated, she is looking for her own scapegoats. You can't blame her agent for all of this. This is a pc witch hunt. What could her agent have done to prevent this? I think he is the one who got her the enormous amount of deals she had in the first place.


Did he tell her to maker her apology videos that people mocked? So what? I didn't even watch both of them. I pretty much know how she is from seeing her on TV so much. You can't trust statements from torture victims anyway.


They probably thought Martha Stewart was just some timid little homemaker. Then she turned around and made the most of even her jail experience. Then she went on to build an even bigger brand and corporate empires.


I think Paula feels crushed by all of this.

388 days ago
27.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

So it was the agents fault that the "n" word was said? I knew it!!! LMBO!!!

388 days ago
28.

Jordan    

Paula is now fighting a losing battle. Paula should have just settled the law suit have Jackson sign a Non Disclosure agreement and non of this would be happening it would have cost a million but compared to the Multi Millions it is costing it would have been worth it. From here it is only going to get a lot worse for Paula because instead of going to court if front of the world to clear her name on the racist part of the Lawsuit Paula wants a judge to throw it out not on the basis of the Lawsuit, but the fact Jackson is not of black descent. So even if paula wins that part Jackson can have one of the many African Americans that will also be suing Paula step in as a Co Defendant and that part goes on as scheduled. Paula and her brother are trying to hide something and doing a terrible job at it.

388 days ago
29.

Janice    

Go ahead and hate. The truth is the truth. She was a manager and had a responsibility to the ones who worked there. If she felt so terrible and offended about it she would have come forward before this to protect and make known.

388 days ago
30.

Barbarascy    

She can fire him, but he really wasn't the problem.

388 days ago
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