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Oprah sued for alleged plagiarism on show

October 28, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Oprah Winfrey has been sued by a writer who claims the popular talk show host plagiarized passages of his writing during one of her episodes.Plaintiff Charles Harris claimed he sent Winfrey ten copies of his booklet, entitled "How America Elects her Presidents" in hopes of gaining publicity back in 2008.

He said Winfrey later used exact questions from his book during an episode of her program and he is seeking $150,000 for plagiarism.

A spokeswoman for Winfrey could not offer comment, saying they had not yet been served with this lawsuit.


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