Oprah Sued for Plagiarism

It seems so unlike the feel-good talk show host...
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2010 1:07 PM CDT
In this photo provided by Harpo Productions, Inc., talk-show host Oprah Winfrey hold a copy of the book "Freedom," a novel by Jonathan Franzen.   (AP Photo/Harpo Productions, Inc., George Burns)

(Newser) – Oprah Winfrey, plagiarist? That's what a Philadelphia writer claims in a new lawsuit. Charles Harris, who authored a booklet called How America Elects Her Presidents in 2000, says he mailed 10 copies to Winfrey in 2008 hoping she would promote it. Instead, he claims, she recited portions of the work without giving him credit, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Her production company told Harris the books were never received, he says, but he claims to have delivery confirmation.

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