Paula Deen Axes Legal Team

Posted Thursday July 11, 2013 7:49 PM GMT

Cleaning house in hopes of a fresh start, Paula Deen recently fired her legal team of the firm Oliver Maner.

About a week after ditching agent Barry Weiner, the former Food Network star parted ways with the firm who was defending her against the civil lawsuit regarding she and her brother's Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House.

Replacing the Georgia firm is Grace Speights, a Washington, D.C. lawyer from Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment section. Joining Ms. Speights will be Patricia Glaser and Havey Weitz, who is based in Savannah, Georgia.

The 66-year-old celebrity cook faces intense backlash after admitting to using a racial slur in a deposition related to the lawsuit.

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