"It hurt my integrity, because at the end of the day, that's all you have. And if people are going to challenge my honesty and my integrity and what I am as a person, it hurts more than anything else," he says. "Forget the money that it has cost me."
Not only is he a fashion icon, Tommy is also the founder of a summer camp for inner city children and one of the driving forces behind the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Fund—a group dedicated to creating a monument to the slain civil rights leader in Washington, D.C. They're holding a fundraising concert on September 18, 2007, in New York City.
"The next time somebody sends you an e-mail or somebody mentions this rumor to you, you know what you're supposed say to them?" Oprah says. "You're supposed to say, 'That's a big fat lie.'"