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Gayle King

Sued By Matchmaker

For Not Delivering "Oprah"

9/21/2011 1:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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So if you had any doubt about whether Gayle King is a lesbian scratch that, because Gayle is being sued by a famous matchmaker who claims she hooked Gayle up with a bunch of "attractive, fit, and wealthy men," but Gayle reneged on her promise to put her on "Oprah."

Orly Hadida -- aka Orly the Matchmaker -- claims 2 years ago she made a deal with Gayle to provide her with matchmaking services.  According to the lawsuit, Orly waived her $500,000 fee, and in return Gayle promised to get Orly a guest spot on "Oprah."

Orly alleges she spent hundreds of hours hooking Gayle up with 5 men -- all fabulous.  Orly claims Gayle went on several dates with more than one of the men. 

According to the lawsuit, back in May Orly panicked, realizing Oprah's show was coming to a quick end.  So she says she sent Gayle an email, saying since she clearly wasn't going to appear on Oprah she wanted to get paid.

Gayle's rep had no comment.

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16.

t    

Yeah, Okra will just pay the 500k...she wont want to open a can of worms regarding her and Gayle's "relationship"...

1047 days ago
17.

al    

"Gayle's rep had no comment" that's too funny. Because you're friends with Oprah, you have a "rep". That's deep.

1047 days ago
18.

Dan    

Anyone who pays for a con artist like this "matchmaker" has to be stupid....Seriously, $500K??? How does this schemer get people to pay that kind of money.... must prey on people's emotions.

1047 days ago
19.

tmz@frog.cc    

Half a mill to hook up someone -- what a con.

1047 days ago
20.

Carl    

Hope she got that in writing. Otherwise it is her word against Gayle's. If I were Gayle I'd just say Orly waved the fee because Gayle agreed to let her use her name in promotional material.

By the way, is Orly's husband named Yarly?

1047 days ago
21.

moveover    

It seems like she is living the life of a celebrity through association. Maybe she should go out and try and make a name for herself instead of glomming off Oprah's good fortune.

1047 days ago
22.

Mike L    

$500,000? Really? Are you freaking serious? If you're making that much for each person you setup, then you should have millions. One customer stiffing you shouldn't be a big deal.

1047 days ago
23.

Areader    

This sounds sketchy at best!

1047 days ago
24.

JP    

$500k?? I guess she's a high-end pimp.

1047 days ago
25.

Bryon    

Oh, come on Orly! $500,000? Really? That figure means one thing, she's looking to get paid. Why does TMZ have to publish EVERY story about some halfwit getting paid? Whats wrong, the Salahi's didn't feed you guys ANOTHER story?

1047 days ago
26.

Theresa    

Gayle is used to not having to pay for anything because she is Oprah's best friend. Oprah has all the money in the world and they are both still so greedy for freebies.

1047 days ago
27.

jackmama311    

talk about dine & dash....

1047 days ago
28.

Rogue Warrior    

All I Gotti say is, we gotti get to her bottom of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1047 days ago
29.

Mike    

500g is nothing for O to pay for a cover up. Still a Lesbian.

1047 days ago
30.

click    

There's a lot of nice men down at the shelter.
Try the library too

1047 days ago
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