Disgraced TV Chef Paula Deen has gone into hiding, refusing to answer calls or emails from anyone but her closest friends and family members.
“Paula is saying that she can no longer trust anyone. She feels like everyone has turned their back on her and she is frightened that anything she might say or do will be sold to the press and taken out of context,” a friend of Paula’s tells NAUGHTY BUT NICE ROB. “She has decided to go away to a secret location and take some time to think about both her future and her past. She is still angry but is starting to understand what happened and why. She has also increased her security.”
Paula has not made any additional statements since her big sit down interview with Matt Lauer on THE TODAY SHOW. All the major networks and shows (including THE GOSSIP TABLE) have reached out to Paula to request an interview, however, so far none have been granted.
“Before Paula sits down in front of the cameras again, she needs time away from the circus,” one A-list publicist tells NAUGHTY BUT NICE ROB. “She needs time for everyone to calm down. You need a little distance between you and a crisis before you have a clear head. I think what Paula is doing now is exactly right. She should have done this before.”