Paula Deen Back in Crisis-Control Mode After Aunt Jemima Claims

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Paula Deen is back in the hot seat! The New York Times published a scathing new article on Thursday in which Dora Charles, a black cook who has worked for and been friends with Deen for 22 years, levies racism allegations against the celebrity chef. During an interview from her home in Savannah, Georgia, Charles paints a picture of Deen's rise to fame through the prism of their relationship. While Charles was making $10 an hour, she claims that Deen "don't treat me the way they think she treat me," claiming that Deen even once said to her, "Stick with me, Dora, and I promise you one day if I get rich you'll get rich." The most troubling anecdote from the new article? … That Deen allegedly wanted another chef at the Lady & Sons (the Savannah restaurant that launched Deen's career) — a woman named Ineata Jones — to dress like Aunt Jemima. For the latest entertainment news, check out “omg! Insider” on TV.

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