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Paula Deen, Food Network
Food Network fired Deen in June 2013 after a leaked deposition revealed the celebrity chef's use of racial slurs. In the deposition, which stems from a $1.2 million discrimination lawsuit filed against Deen and her brother by one of her former employees, Deen admitted to using the N-word several times and that when planning a Plantation-style wedding, she wanted black waiters to play the role of slaves. Shortly before the network dropped her, Deen released two videotaped apologies, the first of which was weirdly edited and later removed.