OPRAH WINFREY PRIVATE DIARIES CONFIDENTIAL

Published on: September 4, 2014
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OPRAH WINFREY PRIVATE DIARIES CONFIDENTIAL

OPRAH WINFREY has sent her lawyers to court to protect the secret diaries she doesn’t want YOU to see!

Attorneys for Oprah have refused to turn over her private journals to a motivational speaker who’s slapped her with a trademark infringement suit.

In a suit filed in 2011, Simone Kelly-Brown, CEO of Own Your Power Communications, Inc., claims that Oprah stole her phrase “Own Your Power,” according to legal documents seen by The National ENQUIRER.

In March, Kelly-Brown’s attorneys asked the court to “compel production of Ms. Winfrey’s personal, professional journal or diary entries” to determine what they might contain in connection to the case.

But Oprah’s attorneys insisted that wouldn’t happen.

“Ms. Winfrey examined her journals and there is nothing relevant,” her legal team announced.

A source told The ENQUIRER: “It’s ironic that Oprah, who has shared so much of her life with the world, will not part with her chronicles in the suit.

“It makes you wonder what she could be hiding!”

The source said the diaries “undoubtedly” contain “intimate personal details that Oprah doesn’t want people to know, possibly regarding her relationship with former fiancé Stedman Graham and her friendship with BFF Gayle King!”

According to the suit, a 2010 issue of Oprah’s “O” magazine infringed on Kelly-Brown’s trademark with the cover line, “Own Your Power.”

The suit stated, “Plaintiff Kelly-Brown owns the service mark ‘Own Your Power,’” and also “hosts a radio show, holds conferences and retreats, and writes a blog promoting the concept of ‘owning’ one’s power.”

Oprah went on to use the “Own Your Power” phrase in connection with a variety of ventures, including a section on her website.

In 2012, a judge ruled against Kelly-Brown, stating that consumers could not have been confused by the use of the phrase. The judge also determined that Oprah had the right to use the phrase to describe the contents of her magazine.

But in 2013 the appeals court overturned the trademark ruling.

A spokesperson for Oprah said: “The lawyers for the Plaintiff asked the judge to read her private journals and that request was unequivocally denied.”

A spokesperson for Oprah said: “The lawyers for the Plaintiff asked the judge to read her private journals and that request was unequivocally denied.” A source said: “It remains to be seen whether Kelly-Brown can prevail in court and get Oprah to turn over her private diaries.

“Oprah will do everything in 
her power to see that doesn’t happen!”