Agreed Statement Regarding Lerato Nomvuyo Mzamane v. Oprah Winfrey, Harpo Inc., and Harpo Productions, Inc.
March 23, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2010
"The two parties met woman to woman without their lawyers and are happy that they could resolve this dispute peacefully to their mutual satisfaction. 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." — Charles L. "Chip" Babcock and Nancy W. Hamilton, attorneys on behalf of Oprah Winfrey and Harpo, and Timothy McGowan and Matthew Reber, attorneys on behalf of Lerato Nomvuyo Mzamane