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Big O Plays Big D in Lawsuit

10/22/2008 8:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If you're gonna sue Oprah WInfrey, go big or go home -- and one man just went real big. As in $180 million big.

First things first -- Keifer Bonvillain was arrested two years ago after allegedly recording conversations he had with an O employee and then shopping the tapes around to publishers and tabloids.

The Feds ended up dismissing the case against Mr. Villain on the grounds he perform 50 hours community service, undergo drug testing and pay back $3,000 he took from a company looking to meet with him over the tapes.

Fast forward to the present, when Keifer filed the $180 million lawsuit claiming Oprah and an attorney made false statements that led to his arrest.

Chip Babcock, Oprah's lawyer, told TMZ, "The whole incident started when the plaintiff (Keifer) wiretapped one of Harpo's California employees. We advised him this wiretap was illegal, and now we're gonna get the chance to determine whether we were right or not."

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katie    

Oprah turned crazy... just like Britney

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katie    

She looks like E.T.

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ilovetheshowmadmen    

could you please include the 800 phone number to purchase one of these UGLY dolls? Christmas is coming.. and I need some stocking stuffers... thanks!

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NiceGuy    

I hope Mr. Keifer gets every penny from that over blown,no talented thing that hosts a talk show!

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Jess    

Oprah WInfrey is above the law. NOT! This case will bring out Ms. O's
thuggery. Please do not pay off Keifer Bonvillain..
I want all of Oprah WInfreys thousand pieces of BS to come out in the public.

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freedomisnotfree    

come on Oprah spread the wealth you know you can according to Obama

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freedomisnotfree    

spread the wealth Oprah

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Disgusting    

What sad losers still watch Oprah? Or any of the stupid, boring shows she keeps torturing the country with?

2135 days ago
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dee    

I would sure love to see someone...ANYONE....knock Ms. Pompess *ss down a peg or two.

2135 days ago
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dee    

Oprah is actually allowing her attorney to speak for her? Doesn't she think she knows better than he does? She constantly has "experts" on her show and then doesn't let them speak because she seems to think her personal opinion on the subject at hand is more reliable! the higher they climb, the harder they fall!

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metropony    

Oprah Winfrey: Born in rural Mississippi to a poor teenaged single mother, and later raised in an inner city Milwaukee neighborhood, Winfrey was raped at the age of nine, and at fourteen gave birth to a son who died in infancy. Years later, Oprah created the highest-rated talk show in the history of television has inspired millions of people throughout the world. Was listed in 2005 as Business Week's 50 most generous philanthropists after giving an estimated $303 Million to charities.

Losers on TMZ comment board bashing her: Hate anyone with any degree of success more than their own, and have the nuts to voice their opinion of Oprah's character based on some frivolous lawsuit that will be dismissed almost immediately.

2135 days ago
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Kay    

It's only October, but the fruitcakes are already coming out.......

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Tamara    

He didn't know if it was illegal or not when he stated it in the first place?? Nice. It's lawyers like that that give the honest good ones a bad name.

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let's save the world    

#14: you are hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!

excellent comment my friend

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let's save the world    

THE MOST HATEFUL WOMAN IN AMERICA AFTER MICHELLE OBAMA

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