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Oprah Ticked -- School Worker Acquitted of Molestation

10/11/2010 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oprah Winfrey is lashing out this morning -- after a South African court acquitted the woman accused of molesting little girls at the talk show queen's private leadership academy.

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Tiny Virginia Makopo -- a former dorm matron at Oprah's Leadership Academy for Girls -- was found not guilty of trying to kiss and fondle six girls (aged 13-15) at the school back in 2007.

Oprah just released a statement, claiming, "We began this child molestation trial in 2008. More than two years later, I am profoundly disappointed at the outcome of the trial."

O adds, "I will forever be proud of the nine girls who testified with the courage and conviction to be heard."


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the truth    

Oprah should us her money as GOD intended...and rub her out...should be easy in Africa

1291 days ago
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Prancy    

Now Oprah can take care of the matter.

1291 days ago
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Cartman    

Time to send in a hit squad. Oprah requires this gay woman to be dead.

1291 days ago
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mike    

well next time build your mulit million dollar school in the US were they screen for people like the and don't just throw jobs at whoever. too bad this had to happen but that "justice" in Africa.

1291 days ago
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Rose    

Dear Ophrah:

Remember that whole "my mother touched me while giving me a bath when I was 2 years old" series of court cases in the US not so long ago? That should teach us something - CHILDREN SOMETIMES LIE and these girls were found to be LYING on these occasion! It happens. Get over it!

1291 days ago
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Sheryl    

How can someone be found innocent when 9 girls came forward? It looks like the justice system sucks everywhere when it comes to kids being molested. Children don't come forward because they learn that the adults most likely will not serve time or someone won't believe them. Bravo to those that came forward and bravely testified against their abuser. This chick should be dropped in the middle of Darfur and we'll see how long she lasts.

1291 days ago
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Broeheem    

Oh pipe down, Orca. Just buy the judicial district and overturn the ruling.

1291 days ago
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RyogaVee    

Innocent until proven guilty.

1291 days ago
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jmak10    

Hey if she's innocent then leave the girl alone. Oprah not everything can go your way. Get off you High Horse already. Can't wait for her show to end.

1291 days ago
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dd    

@Zoe you are too funny!

1291 days ago
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Robert    

Orca? It's Okra...

1291 days ago
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blue pen    

And yet she gets cozy with the parents of a man she believes was a child molestor...

1291 days ago
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ImJustSayin    

Come on now, 9 girls lying??? Doesn't sound right too me
Maybe she was getting it in with the judge

1291 days ago
14.

Q    

REcall Orca was the one to say "American kids dont want Education, they want Sneakers and Ipods" and than proceeded to give 40million dollars towards a single school in South Africa.

Now she wants us all to go see "Waiting for Superman" the movie about how bad Education is in America...which is it Orca, South Africa, or here? And get used to how justice works in South Africa, good grief you didnt think the end of apartheid would bring with it the safety and equality of its citizens do you? Its one of the worst places on the face of the earth for either of those two things. You aint safe, and you wont get justic...period. You made the investment, next time do the homework.

btw--facebook dude showed you up big--he gave 100 million to a U.S. school district, vs. your 40mil to one school in another country.

also--time you bellied up (no pun) like your rich brethern, Gates and Buffett and bequest all that money of yours to a named charity or thrown in with their own, while you are still living. Please dont believe you will live forever and need all that loot...tell you what, give one billion to the chicago school district, and then maybe the world will be impressed---heck you'd still have a billion left over for your "sundries" and things.

1291 days ago
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passion    

i hope these girls were lying cause its sick and sad.

1291 days ago
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