In the aftermath of the n-word scandal that got Paula Deen fired by Food Network, the embattled chef wants to clear the air once and for all.
She offered a second video apology for using racial slurs in the past, and issued a statement thanking the channel for 11 "great years" on TV.
Said Paula Deen in her statement released to CNN:
"I have had the pleasure of being allowed into so many homes across the country and meeting people who have shared the most touching and personal stories."
"This would not have been possible without the Food Network."
"Thank you again. Love and best dishes to all of ya'll."
The mea culpa was too little too late for the network, which announced that Deen would not be returning following a bizarre video statement Friday afternoon.