Paula Deen Apologizes In Video Statement Addressing Racism Scandal (VIDEO) [UPDATED]

Paula Deen: 'I Beg For Your Forgiveness'

On Friday, embattled Food Network star Paula Deen released a video statement addressing her past use of racial slurs, which overnight became a national scandal.

In the clip, Deen appears visibly upset and at times close to tears. "I beg for your forgiveness ... please forgive me for the mistakes that I've made," she said.

The apology, which looks to have been filmed in multiple takes, comes the same day as a cancelled appearance on the "Today" show, where she was expected to address the allegations of racism leveled against her.

UPDATE 6/21, 3:50 P.M.: The video has been made private, but Eater has a copy of the 46-second clip.

UPDATE 6/21, 4:02 P.M.: TMZ has published an embeddable version of the full video. See it above.

UPDATE 6/21, 4:20 P.M.: A second apology video has surfaced. "I want people to understand that my family and I are not the kind of people that the press is wanting to say we are," she says. "This comes from the deepest part of my heart." Watch the video below.

UPDATE 6/21, 4:51 P.M.: And now a third apology video...

UPDATE 6/22, 12:15 P.M.: More information has come to light explaining the multiple apology videos. CNN writes that, according to Deen's public relations manager, Deen was unsatisfied with the first video because its message was not what she wanted to say.

"She picked up her own handi-cam and recorded it herself without a production team present," said Juda Engelmayer, the senior vice president of 5W Public Relations.

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