Paula Deen gets emotional during a visit to NBC's "Today" show, June 26, 2013, in New York. Deen dissolved into tears during the interview about her admission that she used a racial slur in the past. The celebrity chef said she was not a racist and was heartbroken by the controversy that began with her own deposition in a lawsuit.
Deen has been dropped by the Food Network, and companies like Wal-Mart, Target and Smithfield Foods have ended their relationships with her.
Cooking show host Paula Deen visits Fox & Friends Christmas Special at FOX Studios on Dec. 6, 2012, in New York.
Chef Paula Deen attends TimesTalks: A Conversation With Marcus Samuelsson and Paula Deen at The Times Center on Oct. 13, 2012, in New York.
Kevin Bacon and Paula Deen speak onstage at Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism programs at The Beacon Theatre on Oct. 13, 2012, in New York.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen poses for a portrait in New York on Jan. 17, 2012.
Paula Deen appears on the "Today" show on Jan. 17, 2012, to announce she has Type 2 diabetes. The Food Network personality, known for her high-fat, high-calorie cooking, said she was diagnosed three years ago, and has now signed an endorsement deal to promote a diabetes drug.
Paula Deen promotes her book "Paula's Southern Cooking Bible" at Bookends Bookstore on Oct. 12, 2011, in Ridgewood, N.J.
Grand Marshal Paula Deen leads the 122nd Annual Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1, 2011, in Pasadena, Calif.
Chef Paula Deen speaks during the Maria Shriver Women's Conference at the Long Beach Convention Center on Oct. 25, 2010, in Long Beach, Calif.
Food's Network Paula Deen, left, poses with singer/songwriter Trisha Yearwood, right, and Jaynee Day, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank at Second Harvest Food Bank on June 10, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn.
TV personalities Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Paula Deen and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino onstage at the 2010 CMT Music Awards on June 9, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn.
TV personalities Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Paula Deen and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino backstage at the 2010 CMT Music Awards on June 9, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn.
Paula Deen throws out the first pitch before the game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals on May 19, 2010, in Washington.
Cook and TV personality Paula Deen promotes her new design book "Paula Deen's Savannah Style" on April 7, 2010, in New York.
From left, co-host Vanna White, Steve Schirripa, Sherri Shepherd, Paula Deen and host Pat Sajak pose for photos during a taping of "Wheel Of Fortune Celebrity Week" on Sept. 29, 2007, in New York.
TV personality Paula Deen poses with her Emmy for Outstanding Lifestyle Host in the press room during the 34th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment Emmy Awards on June 14, 2007, in Hollywood, Calif.
Paul Deen and her husband, Michael Groover, attend the premiere of "Elizabethtown" on Oct. 10, 2005, in New York.
Paula Deen poses during the NCTA 2005 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on July 15, 2005, in Beverly Hills, Calif.