March 23rd, 2010
07:50 PM ET

Oprah settles lawsuit with former head of girls school

Oprah Winfrey has settled a lawsuit filed against her by the former head of the girls' school in Africa she founded in 2007, attorneys for Winfrey and Lerato Nomvuyo Mzamane said.

"The two parties met woman to woman without their lawyers and are happy that they could resolve this dispute peacefully to their mutual satisfaction," the attorneys said in a joint statement. "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 or entertained serious doubt about the truth of what she said. We are pleased both parties have reached a conclusion."

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  1. veno

    Whew. I am glad that made front page on It is critical news given everything else that's going on in the world.

    I don't even know why I keep coming to this site. Cnn has become such a tabloid, it is not even funny.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gercart

    it's a shame it happened at all I know everybody's heart was right and the school is so needed

    March 23, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Debra McClelland

    That is SO like O. She is a good,Honest person. That's why we love her so.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mimi

    where in Africa? Why the generalizations about Africa?? Africa is not a homogeneous entity! You know better than this, CNN!!! I might stop reading and watching you...

    March 23, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. runner15

    Oh come on! How much?

    March 23, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Imani

    I think 'mimi' that the school is in South Africa, I saw a special about the opening of the school a few years ago and i think that's where it's located. Unfortunately, I'm not sure of the exact city.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Wes

    Ah, that's good news. alls well that ends well I alway say.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Emblem

    Ms. Winfry handled that with class.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. AD

    Joy! this very important 'news' story makes me day; wait, it makes my year! Please, more Oprah news! Important world event done only as CNN, the official Oprah station, can do! Let me go read People so I can get real news!

    March 23, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Todd

    Oprah, I have not watched you since the eighties, but when you start something follow it through. Do not toss money out and say look at me, I am black and proud. Follow what you start do not let others in Africa follow it for you. Africa is corrupt as are the people that deal with it?

    March 24, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  11. Johnson

    very creative site & really interesting posts thx 4 sharing keep up the good work waiting for what�s new

    April 9, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |