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Vera Wang

I Won't Help You Take Down Oprah

I'm Too Damn Busy

2/13/2014 12:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Vera Wang says she's way too deep into fashion to be dragged into a stupid lawsuit against Oprah Winfrey.

A motivational speaker is suing Oprah for allegedly jacking her trademark slogan, "Own Your Power."  The speaker -- Simone Kelly-Brown -- wants Wang to sit for a deposition because the dressmaker was present at a big event where Oprah used the phrase.

Wang says the whole thing is preposterous ... she hardly remembers the event.

But even more important ... Wang says she's in the middle of the Super Bowl of shmatas -- New York Fashion Week.  Wang claims she's working 24/7 to prep for her big bridal gown show and it would be a major fashion faux pas for her to bail on her business to attend a stupid depo.

BTW ... the depo is supposed to take place less than 2 miles from Wang's office.

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verlinda    

Good for you Vera...busy, busy,

260 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

She wants to go down on Oprah, not take her down

260 days ago
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FiendVinny    

Its a phrase ... sick of people thinking they own everything, did she make billions off of one phrase? Nope.. I will use it right now.Own your power--now sue me! Haha

260 days ago
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MrHarryBawls2016    

Oprah Windbag and Tom Cruise are my 2 favourite gay celebrities.

260 days ago
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Lina    

It's a cheesy, predictable, entirely unoriginal catchphrase for a motivational speaker/self-help money grubber to have, so good luck with that lawsuit.

Good for Vera Wang for refusing to be a part of this bullsh*t (even though I'd love to see Oprah and her massive ego taken down a peg).

260 days ago
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JiLL1    

Another stupid lawsuit. I can't believe somebody can trademark a common phrase like "Own your Power"

260 days ago
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MrHarryBawls2016    

I like that hat. Looks like she's ready for Sochi.

Love,
A Concerned Parent

260 days ago
8.

She's baaaack    

I like her designs. You can't sue Oprah, she's richer than God and probably owns half of the lawyers in any given state.

260 days ago
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Wingnut    

Jackie Chan is making clothes now? Who knew?

260 days ago
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Ankhara    

It doesn't matter that the depo is 2 miles away, a deposition can take HOURS. She is a business woman in the middle of an important time for her, I don't blame her for wanting to attend to her work!

260 days ago
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Rigby    

Lol her dresses are cursed a lot who have picked her dress as a wedding gown get divorced.

260 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Simone has now received more publicity than she has had her entire career...no matter how long it's been.

260 days ago
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DirkDiggler    

Vera Wang ain't got time!

260 days ago
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Jennifer    

It doesn't matter if the depo is next door. If she's busy, she's busy.

260 days ago
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hotgmama    

What a ridiculous lawsuit. It's like trademarking "go for it" with the expectation that someone would not use it. There are few original words, lady. Geez. She is someone looking for her 15 minutes and money she never earned. Take care of your business, Vera.

260 days ago
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