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Fans Pay Ridiculous Prices for Oprah's Stuff

Auction makes more than $600K for charity

(Newser) - Here's how much people love Oprah Winfrey: A bunch of her stuff was auctioned off Saturday, and some of the selling prices got pretty crazy. A print of a TV Guide cover featuring the talk show host was estimated to go for $400 at most; it sold for $3,...

Dead Baby Linked to Oprah's School

Teen student brought infant in bag to hospital while seeking treatment

(Newser) - More bad news for Oprah Winfrey's scandal-plagued school in South Africa: A dead infant was discovered in a bag belonging to a student brought to the hospital for excessive bleeding, reports E! The 17-year-old girl remains in the hospital, and officials believe she gave birth at Winfrey's Leadership Academy for...

School Matron Acquitted of Abuse; Oprah Slams Verdict

'Forever proud of 9 girls who testified' against academy matron

(Newser) - 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...

Oprah to Go on Trial for Defaming Headmistress

Queen of talk expected to spend two weeks defending herself

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey is expected to spend two weeks defending herself at trial in a defamation case linked to the sex-abuse scandal at her girls school in South Africa. A federal judge this week refused to dismiss the suit filed by Winfrey's ex-headmistress, paving the way for a March 29 trial...

Oprah: Most Girls Thrive at My School

Amid second scandal, she admits mistakes but defends mission

(Newser) - As the second scandal rocks Oprah Winfrey's South African girls' school, the media mogul admits she made mistakes in setting it up but remains committed to its mission. "The majority of girls are thriving, really fulfilling the dream and vision I had," Winfrey told the African Weekly Argus,...

New Sex Scandal Rocks Oprah School
New Sex Scandal
Rocks Oprah School

New Sex Scandal Rocks Oprah School

(Newser) - A new sex scandal has hit Oprah Winfrey's elite girls school in South Africa, the second in less than two years, reports the New York Daily News. Seven students have been suspended for sexually harassing classmates, including bullying students and "physical contact of a sexual nature," said a...

Oprah School Matron Pleads Not Guilty

Former dorm matron pleads not guilty

(Newser) - The former dorm matron at Oprah Winfrey’s $40 million Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa pleaded not guilty to abuse charges today, Reuters reports. Virginia Mokgoba, 27, was charged in November with assault, harassment, soliciting a minor to perform indecent acts, and verbal abuse. Testimony from six teenage...

Oprah Secretly Visits South African School

'We have closure,' says father of girl who alleged abuse

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey yesterday secretly visited the South African school she founded, People reports, to meet with a girl who said she was abused by the staff. The media titan also met with the girl's parents for the first time. "The meeting went well," said the girl's father. "...

Oprah: 'The Buck Stops With Me'
Oprah: 'The Buck Stops With Me'

Oprah: 'The Buck Stops With Me'

Winfrey vows to clean house after sex-abuse charges

(Newser) - When first told of abuse allegations at her South African school for disadvantaged girls, Oprah Winfrey "spent about a half-hour going around my house crying," the talk show star said today. Winfrey, who has publicly discussed the abuse she suffered as a child, called the incident "one...

Tearful Oprah Apologizes for Alleged Abuse at SA School

Talk queen's school in crisis as claims surface

(Newser) - A tearful Oprah Winfrey apologized today to students and parents amid abuse allegations at her exclusive $40 million South African school for girls, the Independent reports. "I've disappointed you. I'm so sorry," the talk show host said. A school matron stands accused of grabbing one girl by the...

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