Commenters on Good Morning America's Facebook page, among others, have served up a healthy serving of support for Deen, a Georgia native who had been a staple on the Food Network for more than a decade.
Deen's public problems began in June, when it became known that she admitted during a legal deposition that she had used a racial slur.
The Food Network dropped her, and then her publisher, Ballantine Books, did the same.
Good Morning America reports Paula Deen Ventures, which includes Paula Deen Foods and Paula Deen Media, have received between $75 million and $100 million from investment firm Najafi Companies.
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