It's NOT TRUE... Oprah Winfrey wasn't Raided or Arrested

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The reports originated from the conspiracy theorist group QAnon, which said she had been charged with sex trafficking. It's NOT TRUE. Just sanitizing and self distancing with the rest of the world.

The reports claimed the billionaire's house in Boca Raton, Florida, was being raided, and that she had been arrested on sex trafficking charges and possession of child porn. "And being trolled for some bad FAKE thing", Winfrey wrote. The Washington Post reported the hoax was spread by devotees of QAnon, the far-right conspiracy theory about a deep state plot against President Trump. "Followers, majority enthusiastic supporters of President Trump, believe that many elite politicians and celebrities belong to an worldwide cabal of pedophiles and will soon be arrested".

Mail Online report that some of the fake news stories claims that Winfrey's Florida home was seized and seized and excavated to "reveal underground tunnels she supposedly used for sex trafficking", which is completely false.

Another user posted a video of armed police officers kicking in the door of an ordinary-looking bungalow, claiming it was leaked body camera footage from the "raid" on Winfrey's home.

The media mogul took to her Twitter page on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, where she debunked the rumours.

Director Ava DuVernay, a friend and occasional collaborator of Winfrey's, wrote: "Trolls + bots began this disgusting rumor".

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