A source close to the situation explained:
Yup, another statement from Paula Deen. Let's see how this one goes…
Although we wouldn't be surprised if she ripped the Food Network a new one considering how unpredictable this whole thing has been, Paula is being as much of a Southern lady as she can right now.
After getting the boot when she got caught up in a PR mess, Paula addressed the sitch with as much vigor as she would a deep fryer.
"I have had the pleasure of being allowed into so many homes across the country and meeting people who have shared with me the most touching and personal stories. This would not have been possible without the Food Network. Thank you again. Love and best dishes to all of ya’ll."
Probably best that she didn't record this statement considering how poorly that idea went before.
And who knows, maybe another network will scoop her up like coffee toffee ice cream!
We just hope she doesn't drown her sorrows in butter in the meantime!
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