Thursday, March 19, 2020

Oprah Winfrey rubbishes news of her alleged arrest

Oprah Winfrey has blasted fake claims that she has been arrested for s.e.x trafficking after a QAnon conspiracy theory went viral.

The talk show host took to social media after reports began to trend that her house in Baco Raton, Florida was being raided.

She said there had been activity at her home, but that it was part of precautions she was taking amid the coronavirus outbreak.

"Just got a phone call that my name is trending," she said.

"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."

QAnon is a far-right conspiracy theory about a supposed plot by a hidden, or "deep state", government against President Trump and his supporters.

The theory often involves smears against liberal Hollywood figures, Democratic politicians, and high-level officials, including claims that they are involved in an international sex trafficking ring.

Posts targeting Winfrey read: [Her] house has not only been seized but they are excavating the property and digging up the tunnels!!

"Red tape all around the house as not to alert the civilians!"