Oprah Winfrey lashed out today after a South African court acquitted a former dorm matron at her elite girls school on charges of molestation, reports TMZ. "We began this child molestation trial in 2008," she said in a statement. "More than two years later, I am profoundly disappointed at the outcome of the trial." The talk show queen lauded "the nine girls who testified with the courage and conviction to be heard."
The South African prosecutor said that "the magistrate was of the view that the state had failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that she was guilty. We won't be appealing the judgment." Tiny Virginia Makopo had been charged with attempting to kiss and fondle girls at Winfrey's $40 million school, causing Winfrey to later tearfully apologize on her show.