SAN DIEGO– The self proclaimed “Queen of Southern Cooking” was dropping by the The Food Network Friday after the celebrity chef admitted to using racial slurs.
Deen is in the middle of a discriminating lawsuit with a former employee who claimed Deen and her family used sexually explicit and derogatory terms. Deen admitted to using the “N-Word” during a deposition.
Transcript of a videotaped deposition shows that when Deen was asked if she’s ever used the N-word she replied “yes, of course.”
After failing to show up to the Today Show Friday, Deen posted three apology videos to her YouTube page Friday morning.
“I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I’ve done,” Deen said in a video. “I beg for your forgiveness.”
Hours after the YouTube posting, the Food Network announced it would not renew Deen’s contract when it expires at the end of June.
Deen also allegedly admitted to using the slur in conversation with her husband, but maintains she is not racist.