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