Famed TV chef Paula Deen swears, references genitalia and performs a sex act on a chocolate eclair in a recently-leaked "blooper reel" video linked to a court case involving a tour company.
The clip was posted on the website of the New York Post (watch here - warning: Contains explicit, sexual content). The chef's company, Paula Deen enterprises, had sued the group Celebrity Chefs Tour in February 2010 for alleged breach of contract, indemnification and defamation.
Deen has not commented about the video or the legal case, which HLN says was dismissed on September 10 after the parties reached a settlement.
Her firm claimed that CCT had agreed to organize and promote a tour of several US. cities featuring celebrity chefs, including Deen. Her company was responsible for providing video clips, biographical materials and photos to help promote the shows.
According to court documents posted by HLN , PDE said it canceled its agreement because CCT refused and failed to pay a $150,000 deposit and that the firm then became involved in "a campaign to publicly smear" her PDE's "good name and reputation" and made "false and disparaging statements" about the company to the press.
CCT counter-sued in March 2010, saying the company denies PDE's allegations and that the tour was canceled partially due to "increasingly anemic pre-sales." It said Deen's company "did little-to-nothing" to promote the shows during the period stated in the deal and eventually handed over a video containing a "sizzle reel" for use in first event in Charlotte.
"That video was so full of inappropriate remarks and sexually suggestive materials that CCT advised PDE's representatives that it would not be able to use that video."
According to CCT's counter-suit, Deen's reps advised CCT that Deen's agent had "instructed the editor to include those segments in the video." He has also not commented about the case. It is unclear if the leaked clip is the sizzle reel in question.
CCT says it reiterated that "the show was intended to be family entertainment and there were going to be matinee and evening audiences that would likely include a substantial number of children and requested that ? PDE edit the video to be appropriate for those audience members."