Paula Deen Dumped by Walmart and Caesars Entertainment
Walmart and Caesars Entertainment are the latest companies to cut ties with Paula Deen after the celebrity chef admitted to using a racial slur.
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"We are ending our relationship with Paula Deen Enterprises and we will not place new orders beyond those already committed," a Walmart spokesperson told TVGuide.com, adding that the company "will work with suppliers to address existing inventories and agreements."
Walmart's decision comes shortly after Caesars Entertainment announced that they "reached a mutual agreement with Paula Deen Enterprises" not to renew their deal to operate four Deen-themed buffets, which will now be rebranded. "While we appreciate Paula's sincere apologies for statements she made in her past that she recently disclosed during a deposition given in response to a lawsuit, after thoughtful consideration of their impact, we have mutually decided that it is in the best interests of both parties to part ways at this time," EVP Communications and Government Affairs Jan Jones Blackhurst told Deadline.