Oprah Winfrey, an American media executive, has come out to deny bogus claims that she was arrested for sex trafficking.
The 66-year-old media mogul became the number 1 trend on Twitter on Tuesday night, after numerous reports claim her house in Boca Raton, Florida, was being raided, and that she had been arrested on sex trafficking charges.
The rumors appeared to have originated from an online message forum for teenagers and adults.
Welp, Oprah is the top trend in the United States because QAnon people completely made up that she was arrested as part of their fictitious baby eating ring.Advertisement
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Oprah, however, took to her Twitter page on Wednesday to issue a rebuttal.
She described the reports as “fake”, adding that she had never been raided by law enforcement for any such offense.
“I just got a phone call that my name is trending. And being trolled for some awful fake thing. It’s not true,” the talk show host wrote.
“I haven’t been raided or arrested. Just sanitizing and self-distancing with the rest of the world. Stay safe, everybody.”
Just got a phone call that my name is trending. And being trolled for some awful FAKE thing. It’s NOT TRUE. Haven’t been raided, or arrested. Just sanitizing and self distancing with the rest of the world. Stay safe everybody.🙏🏾Advertisement
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) March 18, 2020
The claims had come months after 50 Cent, US rapper, had accused Winfrey of targeting only black men in her sexual assault documentaries.
“I don’t understand why Oprah is going after black men. No Harvey Weinstein, No Epstein, just Micheal Jackson and Russell Simmons,” the rapper had alleged.
“Gale hit R Kelly with the death blow documentary. Every time I hear Micheal Jackson I don’t know whether to dance or think about the little boys’ butts.
“These documentaries are publicly convicting their targets. It makes them guilty till proven innocent.”
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