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Paula Deen Fires Agent in Wake of N-Word Scandal

July 5, 2013

Another day, another ugly firing involving Paula Deen.

This time she's actually on the other side, however.

The embattled celebrity chef has cut ties with her agent following the recent fallout from Deen using racial slurs, which she admitted in a lawsuit deposition.

Deen's rep, Elana Weiss, said in a statement that Deen "has separated from" New York agent Barry Weiner, who she thanks "for the tireless effort."

Thanks, but don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Paula, who's been axed by Food Network, Walmart, Target, JCPenney, Kmart, Sears and Random House, wants Lisa Jackson's lawsuit thrown out.

Deen admits using racial slurs, but a long time ago - not in this discrimination lawsuit, which she says is BS, citing the Prop 8 ruling as cause for dismissal.

It's unclear why she canned her agent ... but things can't be going too much worse at the time being, so at worst it looks like a lateral move for her.

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