Paula Deen opens up for the first time in over a year-and-a-half since her racist scandal took place in June 2013.
Speaking with Matt Lauer on The Today Show (video below), she talked about the racist incident and how she has moved on from it saying, "I looked at none of it, I didn't recognize that woman. That was a woman in trauma, in, I would say, shock, trying to understand what had happened."
As for her future and what she feels she needs to do moving forward? "I had to remove myself and sit quietly so that I could think and see things from all angles," she said. "I've learned so much over the year. I really feel like it's gonna require another book. We are working on a documentary, because I feel like everybody needs to know the whole entire story."
Where do you think she needs to go from here to gain her respect back?