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Only time will tell what consequences await Clippers owner Donald Sterling, but racist rants, bad jokes and N bombs can destroy careers – here's proof.
PAULA DEEN: This celebrity chef arguably became more famous after admitting in a deposition that she uttered the N word on multiple occasions during her 67 years of life. The notoriety came with a big price tag, though. TheWrap estimated that the moment of honesty cost Deen $14.5 million in endorsement deals after losing her lucrative Food Network gig.