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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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david    

Ok so she said she used the N word in the PAST. She was stupid to admit it. Its wrong to say it or ANY slang relating to any ethnic group. But to cancel her...they are making a huge thing out of this. I say LET IT BE and move on. Let her keep her dang show.

442 days ago
32.

lin newell    

Are we to forget all about jesse jackson's reference to n.y. as "hymie town"????????? Can't believe pd,s jewish reps haven't jumped on that instead of p.d.' s slur of decades ago

442 days ago
33.

soberandsmober    

what is wrong with TMZ. It is not about her using the n-word. for the love of all that is holy, read the damn deposition and lawsuit!

442 days ago
34.

Mzdynamite3000    

You have to be deaf, dumb, or just plain old stupid to believe that Paula hasn't said the n-word in 27 years, get real! She already said "I is what I is and Im not changing" so if she hasn't changed from those 27 years ago.

442 days ago
35.

Kiranda    

First step in the right direction.

442 days ago
36.

Michael OH Michael    

https://soundcloud.com/dj-frankie-tee/paula-deen-dont-be-mad-paula

442 days ago
37.

ERP    

Why don't you have a story about the guy who was arrested in NY today for trying to extort more money from her?

442 days ago
38.

CLINT    

I believe she has paid a hard price for saying her offensive words, so it is time to put this to rest, TMZ. I know you won't be happy until she is pennyless, but enough is enough. You all love people like Howard Stern who has used the N-word thousands of times, yet you don't say a word about that.And he is still making millions of dollars because he said it in the name of comedy.

442 days ago
39.

Gina    

I suport Paula ya'll act like she bombed an orphanage or killed somebody. give her a break.

442 days ago
40.

JUstin    

UUMM , NNOOOUU !! She can't afford them anymore .Makes Perfect sense to me , and let's face it , she's lost everything ... ..

442 days ago
41.

jen    

If you take care of your character your reputation will take care of itself.

441 days ago
42.

myopinion    

GREAT!!!!! Paula should retire in Georgia!

441 days ago
43.

Uncle Rufus    

Preeeeetty sure, HE jettisoned HER, don't ya think?

441 days ago
44.

Just My Opinion    

Funny how people find the N so bad and worse now than the queen mother of dirty words, and they can't even spell it out, but yet blacks can call each other the N word, and can even spell it out. Stupid is..as stupid does.

441 days ago
45.

lead    

she doesn't need an agent

441 days ago
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