NC furniture company sticking with Paula Deen

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Submitted: Thu, 07/25/2013 - 1:20pm
Updated: Thu, 07/25/2013 - 1:22pm

HIGH POINT, NC (AP) — The High Point-based home furnishings company that markets Paula Deen’s furniture line is sticking with the embattled chef.

The High Point Enterprise reported that Universal Furniture International will continue to market the Paula Deen Home Collection.

Deen has been under fire since the revelation earlier this year of a legal deposition in which Deen admitted under oath to having used the N-word.

Many companies have dropped Deen since the deposition became public.

Jeff Scheffer with Universal Furniture says he feels bad for Deen. He says the Paula Deen he knows is not the one who has been portrayed in the media recently.

Scheffer wrote retailers saying his company accepts Deen’s apologizes for her previous comments.

He says part of the decision is based on retail customer feedback.

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  • Louise says:

    This is so good to hear! I will be purchasing new Paula Deen furniture in the near future!

  • Guest2020 says:

    Finally, a company with some common sense about it all.

  • Dusty says:

    Hello, I am looking for a bedroom dresser and now seeing your company is staying with Paula I will be looking to see what you have available? I no longer watch the Food Network because this was wrong for them to not give Paula a chance to prove herself and that something said years ago is not for today? I have been to Paula restaurant in Savannah appears most of the people there seem happy in their jobs? Not a chef has decided to jump on a bandwagon to make more money by lying? After 22 years to say Paula said racist things? Big money and greed is terrible and not fair to this woman who has worked so hard for everything she has and loved people also. She loves life. Now this is devastating? I grew up in a family that was racist not how I raised my kids and do not believe this is right . Take a few things said and not the normal everyday comments is wrong and seen too many who want money and will sell their souls to get it? Thank you, for your intelligence and care for Paula. I will get online and look at the bedroom sets. Sincerely Dusty Jasper, GA.

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