Last year, Paula came under fire for using the "N word" in a lawsuit filed by a former manager at her restaurant. In the wake of her public apology, she lost her Food Network contract, a cookbook deal and many other endorsement deals.
"My darkest moment was when I had to face the fact that I had hurt people," said Paula. "And I was so sorry."
Reportedly, the controversy could have cost Paula up to $12.5 million in earnings, but Paula seemed unfazed by the monetary aspect of the situation.
"It's funny because I don't know," said Paula when asked to confirm how much money she actually lost. "I didn't work for the money. Does that sound crazy? I don't know how much we lost."
It seems that Paula was right not to be too concerned about the money, as $100 million from a Phoenix private investment firm is backing her new digital network, which launches online September 24.