Apologies From Oprah

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Oprah expresses her apology for the allegations of abuse and mistreatment going on at her girls’ school in South Africa:

“I’ve disappointed you. I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry,” the talk show queen told families in an emergency meeting at the South African school in Henley-on-Klip, south of Johannesburg. Oprah canceled appointments and flew to South Africa twice in the past few weeks after allegations that one of the matrons fondled a girl and that other pupils had been physically abused. One pupil has said a matron grabbed her by the throat and threw her against a wall. Girls have also said the “dorm parent” swore and screamed at them, assaulted them and sexually fondled at least one girl.

The alleged incidents came to light when one of the pupils ran away from the school because the reported abuse had become intolerable. South African police and the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offenses Unit are now investigating. Oprah, who has spoken openly about being abused as a child, gave the girls her personal telephone number, her e-mail address and her postal address so that they could contact her around the clock. In addition to the matron suspected of being involved, Oprah also placed the principal and at least one other matron on leave two weeks ago. Only the principal was on paid leave, South African media reported.

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  • LezBeyon-ce

    just put some make up on, and we’ll forgive you gurl!

  • Lady Architect

    Thats crazy…I’m glad to see Oprah is taking charge and addressing these issues and has gone out there to apologize and take care of things.

  • Bahama Mama

    Wow, that’s sad…but’s not really all her fault…

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  • CaramelTai

    Its a damn shame that this is going on. Oprah is doing such a great thing for Africa and this BS happens. Its not her fault at all though, I hate to say it, but I am not surprised that this is happening. There are always bad apples that mess good things up.

    In addition, I think anyone would look like Oprah as well if they were involved in so much. Oprah is hella tired! She just needs a nap.

  • Dumplin

    I think it is a damn shame what is going on, but just because it is Oprah’s school does not mean anything. It goes on all the time and no one addresses it…..On another note, her earrings are funky

  • Licia

    She needs to put that make up artist on leave! Whoever smeared that on her should be beaten.

  • fallon

    What the hell kinda ‘ish is going on over there? People are so cruel.

  • Marquella

    A child should be able to be a child without being beaten and sexually abused. Adults are supposed to protect them.

    The adults who did this should go to prison for life.

    Or killed.

  • http://blackwiz.biz Tiray

    not good deed………

    think!

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  • http://blackwiz.biz Tiray

    typo….

    NO GOOD DEED

    GOES UNPUNISHED!!

    http://www.blackwiz.biz

  • 6 Figgas

    Go get ’em Ope.

  • GLADYS KNIGHT

    All IT TAKES IS JUST ONE DUMB, SICK PERVERT TO MESS THINGS UP FOR EVERYBODY. I HOPE THEY THROW THAT SICK, TWISTED MATRON IN JAIL IF SHE IS POVEN GUILTY. THE ABUSE MUST HAVE BEEN RELLY BAD TO MAKE THOSE GIRLS RUN AWAY LIKE THAT. GOD BLESS YOU MISS WINFRED, STAY ON TOP OF THINGS AND DON’T LET ANYONE DESTROY THESE GIRLS FUTURES.

  • Happy 2 B Nappy

    It’s good to see that Sophia, I mean Oprah is not keeping quiet and trying to sweep it under the rug. I am glad to see that she has put it out their and addressing it openly.

    It is sad that the folks in charge would be so opportunistic as to use a school and the children as their pedophiliac playground. One thing we can be sure of is that if the allegations are proven to be true, Sophia, I mean Oprah will press charges and ensure that they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Happy 2 B Nappy

    should be “there”.

  • Marilyn

    Honestly, what did she expect? South Africa is NOT America. They play by a different set of rules there. In most black and brown nations children are seen and NOT heard. Which is so obvious by the way the principal ignored the girls complaints of abuse.

  • earl

    O is looking a bit nappy headed!

  • ???????

    I BET THE FEDS HAVE AGENTS PLACED AT THE SCHOOL TO UNDERMINED WHAT SHES TYRING ACCOMPLISH.

  • Smartie

    I love this pic; put it next to any of Star’s pics and you’ve got true lunch losing material.

  • nahnah

    She isn’t doing anything radical, so there’s no reason for the Feds. She built a school worth millions for a small group of girls to be just like her, how threatening is that?

    I still don’t like her.

  • http://vipcornertable.blogspot.com/ caramel_mimi

    Aww…. I’m so sad to hear about whats going on. There are some sick people in this world. Why would they do that to anyone?

  • Royal

    um O please begin the botox treatments I mean damn u looking hella ugly right about now

  • Supreme Magnetic Allah

    I do appaluad Oprah for taking the initive to go there her self and not send a corporate rep, but being a person whose occupation for the past 10 years has been working with at-risk kids, I would like to know when are some of these celebrities going to start going to “get over” the fade of swooping in and “saving” children from other countries and do something with the kids that are suffering here. Not saying that 3rd world countries don’t need the help but I see plenty of kids here that could use a good home and good parents so that they can have a better chance to survive and become a productive part of society. It was impressive that Oprah built a school for girls in S. Africa but when will she build a school here? Dont we all know achild that could benefit from that? Angeline Jolie is “collecting” babies from across the globe, but arent there babies here that need to be adopted? Is there not stilla need for schools in the Katrina devestation areas? I mean maybe I’m wrong, but, I have read/heard anything being done by these priveldged few on that scale here.. Sorry for the long post.

  • Prophetess Bennetta

    Don’t be sorry Supreme Magnetic you are RIGHT. I was kinda mad myself when Oprah opened that school. There are a gazillion rich Africians in ATL that could have opened that school. They fly back and forth over there all the time. I can’t tell Oprah what to do with her money, I wouldn’t dare. But I know there are children here that need “saving”!!

  • D

    @ Woman.. THANK YOU! At least someone on here has some sense.

    Typical ignorant comments when it comes to Africa. I like how this has become “Africa’s” problem (yeah, something happens in one school, in one city in an African country, then somehow all the other 52 countries (let alone the whole of South Africa) is drawn into it and stereotypes made). This is a universal problem that happens in most schools. You make it sound as if such things don’t happen here..

    GET A CLUE!And that “brown/black” nations comment is too ignorant to be responded to… when you make comments like that you speak about all black people of every shade.

    @ Allah.. I agree with you. These problems are everywhere and most of all , they are here in the US of A and we do need to pay attention to what is going on here…

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