(CBS) Novartis has no connection with chef Paula Deen and no plans to use her as its spokesperson, a spokesperson for the drug maker said Friday.
Earlier Friday, a report out of The Daily surfaced, citing a source who said Deen had inked a deal to become a spokesperson for a Novartis drug used to treat diabetes and an announcement was expected.
"The rumors that Novartis has signed a multi-million dollar spokesperson deal with Paula Deen for a diabetes treatment are not true," a Novartis rep told CBSNews.com. "Novartis is not working with Ms. Deen."
Saturday, January 14, 2012
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