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Oprah Winfrey

Sued By an 86-Year-Old

Nuclear Physicist

5/15/2014 6:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0514-oprah-01Why Oprah Winfrey is being sued is interesting, and we'll get to that in a moment, but just let it sink in for a moment ... the guy suing her is an 86-year-old nuclear physicist. How cool is that?

Charles D. Goodman
filed a lawsuit in San Miguel County District Court against Winfrey and the companies involved in her purchase of a plot of land near Telluride ... claiming the deal unfairly blocks off access to trails that have been open to the public for years.

Winfrey purchased 66 acres of land in Mountain ViIlage for $10.85 million in March. According to Goodman, the trails were originally owned by the U.S. Forest Service but when they traded the land away, they made sure public access to the trail was included in the deal.

Goodman claims the public access was included in every subsequent deal involving the land, but once Oprah's company took over ... the access was taken away.

Goodman tells TMZ, "I have no objection to Oprah building a house. But I do not like the idea of being blocked off by gates and fences."

A rep for O released a statement saying in part, "It is our hope that we can work together on a usage plan that is mutually agreeable."

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1.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

How dare he

97 days ago
2.

cluesarethere    

Wow.. 68 acres for $10.85... What an effing deal!
Great job TMZ

97 days ago
3.

HRH Prince Michael    

From a purely legalistic standpoint, an easement
-for Public Use- is a given.
Of course, this "woman" was highly-instrumental in
the A.C.O.R.N. -fraud "election" of her Pharaoh, so,
throw anything Fair, Just, and Legal, out of the window.
ALL, in -near- DUE time.


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Google Inc., Eric "Friend of The Pharaoh" Schmidt,
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No exceptions. No excuses. No warnings.
NO DEFENSES.

97 days ago
4.

Kobe_No_Means_No    

Hmm, rich guy doesn't want a black neighbor... there's nothing new under the sun.

97 days ago
5.

Eye roll     

She got a heck of a deal! She only $10.85 for that much property!!!!! Holy cannoli

97 days ago
6.

Brial92    

Ten dollars and eighty five cents?

97 days ago
7.

Bob    

Did you idiots forget to add the word "Million"?

I know you're all young and hip and current, but my God it's embarrassing how stupid that newsroom is sometimes.

97 days ago
8.

MILK    

nuclear physicist VS ghetto trash, round 1

97 days ago
9.

Horndog    

"usage plan" = access fee

97 days ago
10.

Truth    

How many farking houses do you NEED anyway?

97 days ago
11.

Texas-Writer    

Not sure what their laws are, but in Texas it is illegal to block a landowner from access to their property. You must allow free access across your land if they have no other way to reach their property.

97 days ago
12.

Trigga31    

I can't wait to see how many black people will come on here and pretend to legal experts in In oprahs defense. That is when they wake up around 3pm

97 days ago
13.

hotandcold    

First Taylor Swift blocked off public access to the ocean near her mansion.

Now Winfrey is blocking off public access to trails people have used for more than a century.

How much land does she really need? How many mansions does she need to live in? I'm so tired of these uber wealthy folks taking away our right to publicly access places we are entitled to.

If the wealthy had their way NO ONE would have access to ocean fronts, rivers, etc. except the wealthy.

97 days ago
14.

HumanNature    

ORCA.

97 days ago
15.

NoDickbutting    

Racist...blocking white folk from having their meetings and what not

97 days ago
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