(Las Vegas, NV) — Caesars Entertainment has issued a statement that it has severed business ties with Paula Deen following publicity surrounding racially charged comments.
Deen has themed restaurants in four Caesars properties: Horseshoe Southern Indiana (near Louisville), Harrah’s Tunica (outside Memphis), Harrah’s Joliet (outside Chicago) and Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina).
“While we appreciate Paula’s sincere apologies for statements she made in her past that she recently disclosed during a deposition given in response to a lawsuit, after thoughtful consideration of their impact, we have mutually decided that it is in the best interests of both parties to part ways at this time,” said Jan Jones Blackhurst, executive vice president of communications and government affairs for Caesars Entertainment
Smithfield Foods and the Food Network have already cut ties with Deen.
She has at least 17 licensing and endorsement partnerships