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Oprah Says James Frey Lied About What She Said After the Show To Confront Him About His Lying

oprah300.jpgOur thanks to Huffpo for finding this.

From VF (the she they refer to is publisher Nan Talese):

She was disgusted at the spectacle Oprah was making, appalled at her manners and at what she allegedly told Frey after the show was over: “I know it was rough, but it’s just business.” Winfrey denies ever making such a comment. “Once again, the truth is not being served here,” she says in a statement to Vanity Fair. “In 22 years of doing this show, I have never said to anyone, ‘I know it was rough, but it’s just business.’ This was beyond business. This was about the trust I share with the audience who faithfully supports the Book Club and buys the books I recommend; and based on that trust, I thought we were owed an explanation about the truth of this memoir.”

It’s kind of like when Jayson Blair got a book deal. Like they expected him to actually write it himself?

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