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The Paula Deen Racism Scandal Timeline

The Paula Deen Racism Scandal Timeline

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    On the morning of June 19: The National Enquirer reports on racist statements and claims that it has obtained video of Paula Deen making racist statements.
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    Afternoon of June 19th: Media outlets obtain Paula Deen's deposition and confirm the remarks.
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    Afternoon of June 19th: #PaulasBestDishes starts to trend on twitter and so starts the mix of recipes and racism
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    Evening of June 19th: Food Network releases a statement and says they are "monitoring" the situation.
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    Afternoon of June 20th: Questions about her career and future start to surface.
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    Evening of June 20th: Paula Deen gets grilled on 'The Daily Show'
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    Morning of June 21st: Paula Deen bails on an exclusive appearance scheduled on the Today Show.
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    Morning of June 21st: Matt Lauer was NOT happy about the last minute cancellation.
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    Afternoon of June 21st: Paula Deen issues an apology
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    Late afternoon of June 21st: Food Network drops Paula Deen (her contract with them was about to expire)
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    Evening of June 21st: Paula Deen fans blow-up the Food Network Facebook page. (They were NOT happy)
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    Sunday, June 23rd: More allegations come out...it's not over yet.
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    Monday, June 24th: Smithfield drops Paula Deen. Other companies debate their partnerships.
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    Wednesday, June 26th: Paula Deen makes a tearful appearance on the Today Show. WATCH the interview HERE.