News Summary: Exodus continues for Paula Deen

Paula Deen's empire is fast unraveling

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- FALL OF THE DEEN EMPIRE: Sears, J.C. Penney and Walgreen said Friday that they're cutting ties with Paula Deen, adding to the growing list of companies severing their relationship following revelations that the Southern celebrity chef used racial slurs. Meanwhile Deen's publisher canceled a multiple-book deal with her.

ON RECORD: The developments are the latest blows dealt to Deen since comments she made in a court deposition became public.

SUPPORTERS: Not every company is tossing Deen. Hoffman Media LLC, publisher of "Cooking with Paula Deen" magazine, said it will continue to print her bi-monthly publication.

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