Deen Loses Another Major Sponsor
SAVANNAH, G.A. (CNN) - Paula Deen has lost another major sponsor.
Smithfield Foods has terminated its contract with the celebrity chef after she admitted using a racial slur.
Her comments became public in a lawsuit deposition.
Deen is being sued for sexual and racial harassment by a former general manager of one of her Georgia restaurants.
Smithfield issued a statement saying it "condemns the use of offensive and discriminatory language" of any kind.
Deen became a spokesperson for Smithfield Foods, the country's largest producer of pork products, in 2006.
The Food Network decided not to renew Deen's contract after the comments came to light.
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