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Paula Deen Admits Using the N-Word: "Yes, of Course," but "It's Been a Very Long Time"

19 June 2013 2:46 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The food at Paula's Party? Great. The conversation? Maybe not so much... Paula Deen admitted to past use of the N-word and to telling what could be perceived as racist jokes, her admission coming last month in a video deposition as part of a $1.2 million lawsuit filed against her by a former employee. "Yes, of course," the 66-year-old Food Network star reportedly said in the May 17 deposition, filed Monday in federal court, when asked if she had used that word. But, she added, "It's been a very long time...Probably in telling my husband" about being held up by a black gunman when she worked as bank teller in the 1980s. "But that's just not a word that we use as time has gone »

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