In a video online last week, Paula Deen, 66, apologized to "to those that I have hurt."
"My family and I are not the kind of people the press are wanting to say we are," she said. "... Your color, your religion, your sexual preference does not matter to me. But it's what's in the heart, and my family and I try to live by that."
Bobby Deen said the "N-word" was not part of their vocabulary at home. "That word, that horrifying, terrible word that exists and I abhor it coming from any person -- ... we weren't raised in a home where that word was used."