Celebrity chef and Author Paula Deen has been making headlines for admitting in deposition in a lawsuit that she used the "N word."
Her company has been in full damage control mode since the news came out. Deen's company says that she used the epithet, but in a "quite different time" in American history.
She blames her use of the word on being "from the south."
"Contrary to media reports, Ms. Deen does not condone or find the use of racial epithets acceptable," her lawyer, Bill Franklin said. "She is looking forward to her day in court."
She maybe looking forward to her day in court, but not on the Today Show. Deen was scheduled to appear on Today, but didn't show up.