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Furniture company not dropping Deen

By Associated Press
Published On: Jul 25 2013 10:46:48 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 25 2013 10:48:16 PM CDT

CNN

High Point, North Carolina -

Universal Furniture International in High Point is sticking with Paula Deen.

The embattled chef has been under fire since admitting under oath to having used a racial slur.

Many companies have dropped Deen since the deposition became public.

Jeff Scheffer with Universal Furniture says he feels bad for Deen. He says the Paula Deen he knows is not the one who has been portrayed in the media recently.
    
Scheffer wrote retailers saying his company accepts Deen's apologizes for her previous comments.
    
He says part of the decision is based on retail customer feedback.