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Monday, August 12, 2013

'Oprah Winfrey Is A Liar': Alleged Racist Sales Assistant Fires Back

Remember the story we posted on this blog of the sales assistant who refused to show U.S. talkshow billionaire Oprah Winfrey a luxury handbag (pictured above) costing nearly £25,000 (almost N7,000,000)? In case you missed it read it HERE.
The sales assistant now claims Oprah lied about what happened in the luxury Swiss boutique where she works.
According to  the saleslady : '
I wasn't sure what I should present to her when she came in on the afternoon of Saturday July 20 so I showed her some bags from the Jennifer Aniston collection.

'I explained to her the bags came in different sizes and materials, like I always do. 
'She looked at a frame behind me. Far above there was the 35,000 Swiss franc crocodile leather bag.  
'I simply told her that it was like the one I held in my hand, only much more expensive, and that I could show her similar bags.
'It is absolutely not true that I declined to show her the bag on racist grounds. I even asked her if she wanted to look at the bag.  
'She looked around the store again but didn't say anything else. Then she went with her companion to the lower floor. My colleague saw them to the door. They were not even in the store for five minutes.'
She emphatically denied ever saying to Oprah Winfrey: 'You don't want to see this bag. It is too expensive.  You cannot afford it.' 
The sales lady went on....continue to see what she said, after the cut...
 'This is not true. This is absurd. I would never say something like that to a customer. Really never. Good manners and politeness are the Alpha and the Omega in this business.

'I don't know why she is making these accusations. She is so powerful and I am just a shop girl.  
'I didn't hurt anyone. I don't know why someone as great as her must cannibalize me on TV.  
'If it had all taken place as she claimed, why has she not complained the next day at the wedding of Tina Turner with Trudie Goetz, my boss? She was there also at the Turner wedding as a guest. I don't understand it.
'I spoke to Oprah Winfrey in English. My English is okay but not excellent, unfortunately. 
'I didn't know who she was when she came into the store. That wouldn't have made any difference if I had.
'We work really hard to greet all the people who come into the store with the same level of respect and treat them all equally.
'If someone asks me whether he or she can see an article, I always present these. Because that person is a potential buyer. And my job is to sell it. 
'I'm glad if I can sell an article. It is a reward for me, if I can sell a nice piece. This means that I'm good at my job.'


  1. I didn't believe Oprah's side of the story to be honest.

  2. Oh shut up! You already apologized let it go! Racist or not.

  3. There is no way any of us can know what really happened.

  4. You are a racist living in a racist community so pls shut up and let us hear word.

  5. Oprah and the shop owners are ridiculous. What kind of an ugly bag sells for that amount?

  6. Who is now telling the truth? Don't the Swiss shop have a CCTV camera? Are there no witnesses?

  7. Oprah couldn't have lied. The salesgirl should be the one lying. Come to Think of it What will Oprah gain by lying against an ordinary sales girl?


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