"She has told us she will be here this time," Matt Lauer said on Monday's broadcast. Deen pulled out of an appearance on Friday amidst reports that she admitted using the N-word.
Last week, a leaked deposition from a $1.2 million discrimination lawsuit filed against Deen and her brother by one of her former employees revealed the celebrity chef's use of racial slurs. After Deen bailed on her Today show appearance, she taped a video apology, in which she explained that she was "physically not able" to show up for her interview. In another video, Deen also apologized for her use of the hurtful language.
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Hours later, Food Network said it would not be renewing Deen's contract.
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