What evil was committed against her? For years, she treated every person she could with total contempt and despicably. Finally her actions caught up with her. She has no else to blame but her self. If she had a shred of decency, she wouldn’t be in this situation today.
I have no skin in the game on way or another, I've never even seen her on TV, am not particularly a Southern foodie. But, FWIW, I had read the exact opposite: that she treated people right, has zillions of appreciative friends, promoted young start-up black chefs, is much loved by 600,000 people on the We Support Paula Deen Facebook page, whatever.
It's, like, an epistemological problem. When you have no firsthand information, you have to run a skeptical eyeball rapidly over both sides, muttering "Who sez?" and "What's your angle?" and "Cui bono?"
So, while I can imagine thousands of nasty people lying and saying she was nasty, I can't imagine thousands of nice people lying and saying she was nice. Thus, when I run it through my epistemology number cruncher, I come up with the probability that she's probably flawed but OK, and didn't deserve to be destroyed by what looked like a coordinated corporate PC pack attack...
Does that make sense?
All subject to revision upon receiving credible information to the contrary.
She has no else to blame but her self. If she had a shred of decency, she wouldnt be in this situation today.