Jimmy Carter Supports Paula Deen — Yes, You Read That Right

Paula Deen with Jimmy Carter

Fans have also continued to flock to Deen's restaurant, The Lady & Sons, in Savannah. A friend of mine who was vacationing in Savannah on June 30 told my via Twitter, "We tried to eat lunch at The Lady & Sons today, but they were booked solid & at her store it was wall to wall people! Definitely a surge of people from ALL backgrounds."

Stitches 'n Dishes made an impassioned plea for support for Paula Deen's charitable organization, The Bag Lady Foundation, and has also listed the sponsors who still support Deen:

The list of those supporting Paula Deen and Paula Deen Enterprises far surpasses the list of those who do not. Partners and sponsors who remain in the Deen camp or have made public statements of support include:

Alice Travel/Royal Caribbean Cruises

Landies Candies

Hoffman Media

Random House

Metropolitan Cooking Demo

Springer Mountain Farms

Epicurean Butter

Knoxville Wholesale Furniture

Club Marketing Services, Arkansas

Sandridge Foods

Universal Furniture

Metro Cooking Show Dallas

New York City Wine & Food Festival

TastyBlend Foods

Paula Deen has definitely had the bumpy ride lately, and the twists and turns look to continue. As the saga continues to unfold, we'll keep you posted on what's going on.