June 26, 2013 10:30 AM
Celebrity chef Paula Deen, facing allegations of racism that have caused parts of her empire to crumble, slammed what she called "horrible, horrible lies" about her in an emotional, nationally televised interview. Just days after the Food Network dropped Paula Deen from its roster, another major brand, this time, ham-company Smithfield has let scandal-ridden cook go. Anne Rice is sinking her teeth into the Paula Deen controversy.The Vampire Chronicles author took to Facebook to share her thoughts about how the celebrity chef is being treated in the wake of admitting in a deposition to using the N-word. "What's happening with Paula Dean? Is it fair? I never heard of her until today, and wow, this looks like a crucifixion," Rice wrote.