Mike George, president and CEO of the company, posted a blog note Thursday on the QVC website, sharing his thoughts and the decision to “take a pause” from the celeb chef.

He writes about their strong relationship and says QVC and Paula and her team have talked “extensively over the last several days … For now, we have decided to take a pause. Paula won’t be appearing on any upcoming broadcasts and we will phase out her product assortment on our online sales channels over the next few months. We all think it’s important, at this moment, for Paula to concentrate on responding to the allegations against her and on her path forward.”

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