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Oprah Winfrey settles defamation suit

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Oprah Winfrey has settled a defamation lawsuit filed by the former headmistress of Winfrey’s school for girls in South Africa. Lerato Nomvuyo Mzamane had filed a suit against the talk-show titan in 2008, in the wake of Winfrey’s comments about sex-abuse allegations at her South African Leadership Academy for Girls. A joint statement posted on Oprah.com said that “The two parties met woman to woman without their lawyers and are happy that they could resolve this dispute peacefully to their mutual satisfaction. Ms. Winfrey testified in her deposition that she did not intend the implications placed on her words by the plaintiff. Ms. Mzamane testified in her deposition that she has no evidence that Ms. Winfrey knowingly made a false statement about her…”