Paula Deen Returns to Today After 15 Months: "I'm Here to Make People Happy, Not to Bring Sadness"

September 23, 2014 1:04 PM

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Fifteen months after the former Food Network host broke down on national TV, she returned to Studio 1A to face Matt Lauer and address the fallout from her legal scandal and reveal her plans for comeback.

When a former employee filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and racial discrimination, Deen admitted under oath to having used the n-word. In the aftermath of her deposition and her emotional Today interview, major partners, including the Food Network, QVC, Target and Walmart, dropped Deen. Se...

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