Paula Deen out at Caesars casinos; buffets to be renamed

Paula Deen out at Caesars casinos; buffets to be renamed

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 26 at 11:44 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Caesars Entertainment has cut ties with Paula Deen following the celebrity chef's admission of using racial slurs in the past.

Caesars Entertainment, which operates Harrah's and Horseshoe casinos, announced Wednesday it would not be renewing a licensing deal with Deen for the restaurants the southern chef lends her face to front at four Caesars properties.

The affected casinos are Horseshoe Cherokee in the mountains of North Carolina, Horseshoe South Indiana, Horeshoe Tunica in Mississippi and Harrah's Joliet in Illinois.

The Paula Deen Buffet links have been removed from the Harrah's Cherokee website.

Deen has also lost contracts with Smithfield Foods and the Food Network.

Deen admitted to using racial slurs including the "N word" after a lawsuit was filed against her and her brother.

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