Caesars Entertainment — which runs casinos, resorts, and golf courses under the Caesars, Harrah’s, Horseshoe, Bally’s, and several other brands — announced this morning that it had decided to not renew its business relationship with Deen, whose name was used on four restaurants run at different Caesars properties.
The Deen-themed eateries being closed are located at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana, Harrah’s Tunica, Harrah’s Joliet, and Harrah’s Cherokee. Caesars says it intends to rebrand the shuttered restaurants in the coming months
“While we appreciate Paula’s sincere apologies for statements she made in her past that she recently disclosed during a deposition given in response to a lawsuit, after thoughtful consideration of their impact, we have mutually decided that it is in the best interests of both parties to part ways at this time,” reads a statement from Caesars.
This news comes shortly after Smithfield Foods announced it was dropping Deen, and QVC voiced concerns about continuing its relationship with the TV chef and restaurateur.