Paula Deen Linked to Sweatshop Labor

Radar investigation uncovers unsafe conditions at factories

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 22, 2013 10:48 AM CST

(Newser) – The latest bit of awful publicity for Paula Deen: Radar accuses the celebrity chef of partnering with companies that use sweatshop labor. An investigation by the gossip site finds that at factories making Deen-branded products, there have been deaths and life-threatening injuries, fires caused by unsafe conditions, and dismal salaries as low as $75 per month. One of the factories is located in a part of India where child labor is common, though there's no evidence the factory itself used child laborers. Click for much, much more.

In this image released by NBC, celebrity chef Paula Deen appears on NBC News' "Today" show in June.   (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)
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