Paula Deen is talking about life after being video taped telling insensitive jokes and claims of wanting black slaves last year, she lost all sorts of deals, The Food Network dropped her and even Walmart ended their relationship with the celebrity chef.
Paula talks about how she was at her lowest point in life and that she struggled to get out of bed, She tells People Magazine: “When I woke up each morning, it was like my world was crashing down again.”
Nearly nine months later, she is now hoping to reboot her business with a new company funded by a $75 million deal with private investment firm Najafi Companies.
“I’m fighting to get my name back,” says Deen, who adds that weathering the scandal involved facing her “greatest fear.”
“I used to have dreams that I lost everything,” she says. “And when it finally happens, you think, ‘I’m still alive.’ “