Source: ABC News
QVC is the latest company to part ways with Paula Deen since the popular TV chef, restaurateur and cookbook author acknowledged using a racial slur in the past.
The company joins a growing list of other corporate entities – including Target, Home Depot and Wal-Mart – that have severed ties with the 66-year-old Deen since it was revealed that she said she had used the N-word.
On Thursday, Dean announced the news about the status of her relationship with QVC. In a statement addressed “to my customers at QVC,” Deen wrote, “I want to let you know how much I value my relationship with all of you and with QVC … As you know, I have some important things to work on right now, both personally and professionally. And so we’ve agreed that it’s best for me to step back from QVC and focus on setting things right. I am truly sorry and assure you I will work hard to earn your forgiveness.”
QVC issued its own statement, in which Mike George, the president and CEO, said the company was “troubled” by Deen’s statement and the allegations laid out against her in the lawsuit.
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