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Oprah Winfrey sued for $1 trillion

Oprah Winfrey sued for $1 trillion
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First Published: Thu, Aug 06 2009. 05 01 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Aug 06 2009. 05 01 PM IST
Los Angeles: Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey is being sued for a whopping $1 trillion by author Damon Lloyd Goffe for plagiarism, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has claimed on his website.
Goffe is suing Winfrey and her production company, Harpo, for allegedly stealing material from his work, ‘A Tome of Poetry´ and publishing it under her name with the title ‘Pieces of My Soul’, according to Hilton.
In the legal documents filed in court, Goffe claims the talk show host admitted to the thievery last year.
The New York-based author has claimed that since Oprah sold over 650 million editions of the work online for $20 a copy, he is entitled to $1.2 trillion.
The intellectual property case was filed on 31 July with the US district court in Washington D.C.
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First Published: Thu, Aug 06 2009. 05 01 PM IST