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Woman Says Crazy Oprah Fans Injured Her

3/20/2008 6:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A woman has filed suit against Harpo and the "Oprah Winfrey Show" claiming crazazy fans were so excited about sitting in Oprah's audience they pushed her down the stairs, causing her to suffer serious injuries.

In court documents filed in Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court Wednesday, Orit Greenberg says she went to Harpo Studios in December 2006 to be an audience member for the "Oprah" show.

In her suit, Greenberg says that she, along with an "excess number of patrons," were gathered in a waiting room before the show. She says audience members were then told to enter the studio and sit "where they wanted," causing a stampede. She says was pushed down a flight of stairs as the rabid fans "rushed the gate" while pushing and shoving one another.

The suit alleges Harpo failed to properly control the crowd and was careless by allowing guests to seat themselves.

Greenberg says she has suffered "severe and permanent injuries" from the incident, and seeks more than $50,000 for medical care and other damages.

A rep for Harpo told us they do not comment on pending litigation.
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Bubblebunny    

Oprah -fix dis !

2319 days ago
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B.D    



STUPID !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANYTHING TO MAKE MONEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2319 days ago
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Kelli    

This is bull! I am watching Oprah right now and the audience is fine and no one is in panick mode.

2319 days ago
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Pinky    

Oprah, what's $50000 to a Billionaire??? Pay this...and then, get yourself some big bouncers!!! (lol)

2319 days ago
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MACCAPONE    

WOW A LADY KICC OPRAH ASS LOL.......

2319 days ago
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gullibleminions    

AHHH: Woman found a way to get some of Oprah's money....or she thinks... Some People's Children!!! lol

2319 days ago
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One Person    

This comment is in response to smartypants:

Uh...what??? If you read the article, you would see that this incident allegedly took place in December 2006. So...unless you are watching through a time machine...there is no way that you could be watching Oprah on TV today and see any evidence of any audience mishap.

2319 days ago
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KNDEAR    

I believe it could happen; but I don't see HARPO/Oprah being that unorganized. If she was injured, then she deserves to be reimbursed for her injuries. IMHO, Oprah should be thankful, if it were me...I would be suing for my injuries and then some. I am sure that this will all be settled before a judge even sees it.

2319 days ago
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Confused    

You get a lawsuit, you get a lawsuit, everybody gets a lawsuit!!!

This smells fishy. Oprah tapes shows all the time. If she lacked "crowd control" it seems likely someone would've ratted her out before this.

2319 days ago
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smartypants    

That dummy can't sue Orca, oops Oprah.

2319 days ago
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Mouse    

She was belly- acking a few years ago about how free speech rocks when the court ruled in her favor. Let's see how this plays out. You go girl grab some of hippos money if you have it coming.

2319 days ago
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smartypants    

Some pig stole my screenname. You dog.

2319 days ago
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Chykshyt    

BYTCH ainy getting none of my MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!

2319 days ago
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chris    

i guess she see free money.... why not sue the people who stepped on her???????? sue the maker of the carpet that he landed on? i am sooooo sick of people who sue over stupid things..... get a job and go live your life without Oprahs money..... if it happened in 2006 why is this coming up now??


whatever.

2319 days ago
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vic    

MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND, WORLD GO ROUND, WORLD GO ROUND!!! I SMELL A RAAAAT!

2319 days ago
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