June 26, 2013
Matt Lauer interviews Paula Deen (R) on NBC News' "Today" show in this handout released to Reuters on June 26, 2013 by NBC NewsWire. U.S. celebrity chef Paula Deen, who had admitted in a lawsuit that she had used a racial slur, said on Wednesday that she is not a racist and would never intentionally hurt anyone. Photo: REUTERS/Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire/Handout via Reuters
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As the national media circle the Paula Deen story like sharks who smell blood, Paula's ex-husband Jimmy Deen has found himself caught up in the frenzy, beset by desperate "leeches" looking anywhere for some new tidbit to feed tabloid nation.
Paula Deen, under fire after she admitted using a racial slur, said in a tearful TV interview that she is not a racist and would never intentionally hurt anyone.