Oprah Winfrey is now the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter since Tuesday nights. There has been numerous reports claiming that her house in Boca Raton, Florida, was being raided, and that had been arrest on sex trafficking charges.
The American Media Mogul has come out to rubbish the claims that were traced back to QAnon, an anonymous individual known as “Q,” is known for starting wild conspiracy theories. Even a bogus video was posted about her arrest, in which a news reporter says that her property seized by authorities and were “excavating her home” for the underground tunnels used for sex trafficking.
I know y’all like a good conspiracy. Come look at this shit.. ?? pic.twitter.com/H1iUMUxta9
— Juice (@DjWalt_) March 16, 2020
“Just got a phone call that my name is trending. And being trolled for some awful FAKE thing. It’s NOT TRUE. Haven’t been raided, or arrested. Just sanitizing and self distancing with the rest of the world. Stay safe everybody.” Oprah wrote on her verified twitter handle.
Oprah Gail Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and ran in national syndication for 25 years from 1986 to 2011.
Dubbed the “Queen of All Media”, she was the richest African American of the 20th century and North America’s first black multi-billionaire, and she has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history. By 2007, she was sometimes ranked as the most influential woman in the world.
Just got a phone call that my name is trending. And being trolled for some awful FAKE thing. It’s NOT TRUE. Haven’t been raided, or arrested. Just sanitizing and self distancing with the rest of the world. Stay safe everybody.??
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) March 18, 2020
On Instagram, the Brooklyn, New York-born comedian Michael Rapaport posted a photo-shopped picture of Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King topless and with no underwear via Instagram with a caption that reads:
“This aint Social Distancing!!! #StayDisruptive
“It’s been said that his legacy is complicated because of a sexual assault charge. Is it complicated for you as a woman, as a WNBA player?” King asked to Leslie.
Leslie replied: “It’s not complicated for me at all.”
Charges against Bryant were dropped in his criminal case on Sept. 1, 2004. In 2005, Bryant and his accuser reached a settlement out of court in the civil lawsuit case.
Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter accident in January with his daughter, Gigi and several others. The topic is still sensitive and veteran rapper, Snoop Dogg, wasn’t pleased with Gayle King’s interview.
“Gayle King, you out of pocket for that s–t, way out of pocket. What do you gain from that? I swear to God, we the worst. We the f—–g worst. We expect more from you Gayle. Don’t you hang out with Oprah? Why y’all attacking us? We your people! You ain’t come after f*cking Harvey Weinstein asking them dumb ass questions. How dare you try to tarnish my motherf—ing homeboy’s reputation. Punk motherf—er. Respect the family and back off, b—h, before we come get you,” Snoop Dogg said via social media.
In an interview with Winfrey, Gayle King says shes moved on. “Is there a scab? Yeah,” she said.
“But I have moved on. I never lost sight of who I was, what I believe I am, and my intention. I’ve never lost sight of that,” King said. “But it certainly was a learning curve, and it was very painful.
“I think we still have to figure out a way to navigate that with each other,” she said. “That we can disagree, and you can be mad at me even, but you can’t speak to me the way I was spoken to and threatened.”
Minister Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, later weighed in on the matter and came to Snoop Dogg’s aide:
“I pray that you will recover that lost sense of commitment to your people out of which you came. Sister Gayle, my brother Snoop. My brother Snoop was angry, angry with you because what you did was so unnecessary. And so I defend the good that Gayle has done in her life. But I’m saying to all of you that are in privileged positions with white people, don’t let them use you.”
However, because so many people are at home on their computer during quarantine, more users online have time to run with jokes and memes like never before.
R kelly when he finds out Oprah Winfrey was raided for sex trafficking pic.twitter.com/2Gn7u7IYqX
— bloxhead (@bloxhead5) March 18, 2020
Michael Jackson watching oprah getting arrested for sex trafficking pic.twitter.com/nvNDA6PvvG
— CodeRed (@xCodeRed5) March 18, 2020
yall trolled Oprah outta her bed to tweet, i'm fucking dead.
— Ahmed/My #Elite Group (@big_business_) March 18, 2020
This story began to snowball even more. Last month, Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King’s best friend, fell onstage while speaking at her Visions 2020 stop in Los Angeles, California.