Paula Deen Hires New Lawyers

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(CNN) – Paula Deen is shaking up her legal team.

A source close to the celebrity chef confirms to CNN Deen has let go of her legal team and hired new representation.

Among the new hires is a top labor and employment lawyer who will serve as lead counsel on the harassment lawsuit against the former Food Network star.

A former manager at Deen’s restaurants in Savannah, Georgia, is suing Deen and her brother for acts of violence, racism and discrimination.

Deen lost a number of endorsement deals after a deposition in that case revealed she admitted to using the n-word years ago.

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