Cooking Star Paula Deen Under Fire After Food Network Fallout

Deen's TV empire at stake following allegations of using harmful language.
1:50 | 06/22/13

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the fast moving reaction this evening to paula deen's fans, they are speaking out after apology over remarks about race. Her cooking shows already off the air. This as a new video surfacing tonight revealing her candid discussion before about race and the south. Abc's steve osunsami on the story tonight. Reporter: This morning pulling episodes of her popular show off the air. Breaks my heart. I have watched her for a long time. Reporter: As the emmy winner and cookbook author struggles to recover from her own words, admitting during a lawsuit's deposition she used racist language, new videos are coming to light. I have a young man in my life, and his name is hollis johnson. And he's black as that board. Reporter: In a conversation on race relations in the south, with the new york times last fall, she introduced a young man she described as a son, who she joked was as dark as the board behind her. I know I can trust him with my life and color ain't got nothing to do with it. Reporter: Earlier, after discussing a great grandfather, who owned a plantation, she shared this. I feel like the south is almost less prejudiceduse black folks played such an integral part in our lives. Her deposition she admits she suggested to an assistant she hire middle aged black men to dress in white jackets and black bow ties for an old southern plantation wedding saying she liked the civil war look even though it was when black slaves waited on white people. She said she didn't mean anything derogatory. Please forgive me. For the mistakes that I've made. Reporter: The question now is whether her apologies are enough.

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