OPRAH CALLS SCHOOL SCANDAL DEVASTATING
Oprah Winfrey addressed the allegations of abuse at her school Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa during a press conference on Monday. "This has been one of the most devastating if not the most devastating experience of my entire life," she said.
The media mogul vowed to make changes at the school and hold wrong-doers responsible for their actions. The first to get the ax will be the head mistress, whose contract will not be renewed. And according to reports, a dorm matron is currently facing up to 13 charges of indecent assault, assault and criminal injury committed against at least six students ages 13-15 and 23.
During a satellite news conference from the United States, Winfrey said there will be a massive shake-up so things like this will not happen again.
Winfrey, who has spoke openly in the past about how family members abused her when she was a child said, "What I know is that no one — not the accused nor any persons — can destroy the dream that I have held and the dream that each girl continues to hold for herself at the school."