Paula Deen Cries 'Tears of Joy' During Cooking Show

The TV chef made her first public appearance since admitting to using racial slurs in the past.
1:43 | 09/16/13

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Back now at 7:43 with paula deen. Back in the spotlight over the weekend. Tearing up in her first public appearance since her apology for using a racial slur in the past. Aditi roy has the story. Reporter: Forren the straight minutes, the sold-out audience couldn't stop clapping. And paula deen couldn't stop crying. These are tears of joy, y'all. Reporter: Her first public appearance since admitting she used racial slurs in the past same saturday. Wait are we making? Reporter: The queen of south cuisine was the star attraction. Each of the 1500 people there paid as muff as $400 a ticket to see her. The one place I would want to make my first step back out was texas. Reporter: The celebrity chef's return to the spot light comes after her former restaurant manager filed a racial trim nation suit against her earlier this year. That suit made head looips in may when deen admitted in a deposition she had used the "n" word years ago. Last month, the judge threw out the suit and deen settled the rest. But the damage was done. The food network canceled her show. She lost $12.5 million from endorsement deals. Her brand sold well being a wholesome, down-to-earth personality. If she six to that, she'll come back. I had a little rough patch. Reporter: Still, she says this is not a comeback. I never went anywhere. Reporter: The star chef has more appearances lined up. Book sinnings with her sons and another cooking show in dallas

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