Caesars Entertainment cuts ties with chef Paula Deen
According to various reports, Caesars Entertainment has cut its ties with celebrity chef Paula Deen.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
(KTNV) -- According to various reports, Caesars Entertainment has cut its ties with celebrity chef Paula Deen.
Deen has four restaurants on Caesars properties including the Horseshoe Southern Indiana, Harrah's Tunica (near Memphis), Harrah's Joilet (near Chicago) and Harrah's Cherokee (North Carolina).
There are no properties located in Las Vegas.
Deen has been under fire ever since information came out that she had used racial slurs in the past.
Caesars is the third company to drop Deen.
Accusations that Deen is racist surfaced after a former manager at her Savannah, Georgia, restaurant claimed she was sexually harassed by Deen's brother and that Deen used the N-word around her.
Deen appeared during a "Today" show interview Wednesday to talk about the accusations. She insisted that she was not racist and was heartbroken by the controversy. Deen dissolved into tears during the interview.
Deen released a video statement including an apology last week on YouTube.
The famous chef does have her supporters though. Many people have been lining up outside her Georgia restaurant to show their support.
Caesars Entertainment drops Paula Deen -- USA Today
Caesars latest to cut ties with Paula Deen -- NBC Los Angeles
At Georgia restaurant, patrons jump to defend a chef from her critics -- New York Times