I do not think that Paula Deen is winning and has been disgraced for using a bad word that she never should have used. Ever since the evidence has surfaced of her using a racial profane word her career has been downhill ever since, and unlike Charlie Sheen I don't see her bouncing back.
Paula Deen is not winning. Paula Deen made a mistake many years ago and it is haunting her today. Although she does have supporters, Paula also has many people who will never look at her the same way. Her career has been harmed because of the media attention she has received. This is a situation in which nobody can win.