Oprah Wants Lawsuit Dismissed

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Wealthy media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, has asked for a lawsuit that has been filed against her to be dismissed or at least be placed in arbitration. The lawsuit was filed by the former headmistress of her girl’s school in South Africa, and accuses Winfrey of defamation.

Nomvuyo Mzamane, the former headmistress, claims that Winfrey made derogatory remarks following a sex abuse scandal at the school, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, which is near Johannesburg. Winfrey is said to have made comments about the trustworthiness of the former head, and allegedly said: “I thought she cared about the girls of South Africa.”

Winfrey has denied making defamatory comments, and her lawyer said: “Read in context, these statements suggest no more than they actually say — that the abuse incident was used as an opportunity to bring new personnel into the school — and they cannot be twisted into anything defamatory.”

Her lawyers also wrote: “The fact that her statements were reported from the press in South Africa around the world does not support, and rather contradicts, any contention that she targeted Pennsylvania in making her comments.

 

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