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Caesars releases statement on Paula Deen controversy

Statement on Paula Deen controversy from Gary Thompson, director of corporate communications for Caesars Entertainment Corporation:

Paula Deen has acknowledged using a racial slur in the past. As a company with a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are deeply disturbed by what we are reading in the press and strongly object to any use of racial epithets. We will continue to monitor the situation.

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