No, Oprah was not arrested for sex trafficking. Barely a few days into global lockdown and everyone appears to have lost their minds.
The bizarre – and completely untrue – posts about Winfrey appeared late Tuesday night on Twitter.
Blame it on Coronavirus-isolation cabin fever but the internet is keeping itself entertained by the rumour. The media mogul took to Twitter on Tuesday, saying the rumour was “an awful FAKE thing” and “NOT TRUE”.
Just got a phone call that my name is trending. And being trolled for some awful FAKE thing. It’s NOT TRUE. Haven’t been raided, or arrested. Just sanitizing and self distancing with the rest of the world. Stay safe everybody.🙏🏾
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) March 18, 2020
The conspiracy theory about Oprah being raided and arrested for sex trafficking sprung up from nowhere. And quickly became a worldwide trend.
The original claim was that disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein received a 23-year sentence for rape and assault instead of 55 years due to blowing the whistle on the supposed trafficking activities of not just Oprah but also Tom Hanks (currently recovering from the coronavirus), Steven Spielberg, Ellen DeGeneres and politicians Bill Clinton and Joe Biden.
The MailOnline reports the claim is linked to the QAnon, a conspiracy theory which claims there is a “deep state” working against President Trump.
me on the way to free those children from Oprah Winfrey’s basement pic.twitter.com/vQOet2TkZN
— FamousNash (@FamousNash) March 18, 2020
But Oprah can console herself, knowing most people didn’t believe the rumour
Day 3 of quarantine and y’all are making up shit about Oprah, day 26 is going to be super interesting
— Jenn (@baseballnchill) March 18, 2020
Social distancing is being practised around the world right now, avoiding contact with people and staying at home. The new measures are being practised due to the coronavirus outbreak. The global death toll has now soared over 8,000 people.
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