Oprah Winfrey, the rotund Queen of daytime TV, is being sued by a former stewardess on her personal airplane who was fired:
The plaintiff Corrine Gehrls alleges that Gayle King's daughter, Kirby Bumpus, and the other flight attendant on the jet, Myron Gooch, told Oprah Winfrey directly that Gerhls and the pilot, Terry Pansing, engaged in "inappropriate intimate conduct" during a June 14, 2009 flight.
Bumpus and Gooch?
Gehrls states in the complaint that no such conduct took place and, furthermore, there is no way anyone could have witnessed such conduct since Winfrey and the other passengers ingested sleeping pills and slept throughout the flight.
Oprah is taking sleeping pills? That might explain why she looked like a bag lady (with bag) when she flew over to Denmark to persuade the IOC to give Chicago the Olympics.
Gerhls also claims in the lawsuit that Winfrey favored Gooch and turned a blind eye when Gooch and Gayle King shared the jet's double bed on another flight.
Woohoo! Unless Gayle goes both ways, I guess that puts to rest the rumors that Gayle and Oprah are longstanding lesbian pals.
The complaint points out that Winfrey's only gripe with Gooch was his food ordering skills and that Winfrey allegedly said "[W]hite folks don't know what southern food should taste like."
Who knew that someone who fed at a trough was such a gourmet?
According to the complaint, Gerhls and Pansing passed a lie detector test and the results are attached to the complaint as exhibits.
The full text of the lawsuit is available at the link.