Celebrity Chef Paula Deen Receives VC Funding For Comeback Attempt

Paula Deen, the one-time celebrity chef dropped by the Food Network for racial slurs used during a legal deposition, is being given a comeback opportunity.

Paula Deen, a Savannah, GA based cook known for her southern style cooking and characteristically southern wisdom she dispensed on her show, will receive between $75 million to $100 million from a venture capital fund to stage a comeback. Under the terms of the deal, Paula Deen will roll up her restaurants, cookbooks, product endorsements and other media arrangements into one firm, Paula Deen Ventures, which will receive the venture investment.

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