We had a long and heated topic about Paula Deen, called The Rise and Fall of Paula Deen. People defending her and people, ummm, not.
Today's NY Times has published some new info. This is an article based on an interview that the author did with Dora Charles, one of Deen's "cooks." Just a tidbit:
The money was not great. Mrs. Charles spent years making less than $10 an hour, even after Ms. Deen became a Food Network star. And there were tough moments. She said Ms. Deen used racial slurs. Once she wanted Mrs. Charles to ring a dinner bell in front of the restaurant, hollering for people to come and get it.
“I said, ‘I’m not ringing no bell,’ ” Mrs. Charles said. “That’s a symbol to me of what we used to do back in the day.”
Oh, and this too:
“It’s just time that everybody knows that Paula Deen don’t treat me the way they think she treat me,” she said.