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September 16, 2013 Alison Bennett published in the D CEO: What Business Execs Can Learn From the Paula Deen Scandal

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What Business Execs Can Learn From the Paula Deen Scandal

First off: have a good lawyer.

by John G. Browning     Published 9.16.2013     From D CEO OCT 2013

 

Take one outspoken personality presiding over her own media and culinary empire. Add a pesky lawsuit by a disgruntled ex-employee. Allow time to simmer, under the cross-examination of a videotaped deposition. When the mix boils over with damaging admissions of racial insensitivity, liberally sprinkle the results across media outlets nationwide. Such was the recipe for the meltdown of the Southern-style cooking empire of Paula Deen in the wake of admissions that she had used racial slurs.

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