The 66-year-old talk show host and media mogul became one of Twitter’s top trending topics on Tuesday night after rumors began circulating on social media that she, along with other celebrities, had been arrested for sex trafficking.
(CNN)Oprah Winfrey has denied reports she was arrested and her home raided by law enforcement.
After being made aware of the rumors, Winfrey took to Twitter Wednesday to dispel them.
That theory has had some dangerous consequences. In 2017, a North Carolina man, armed with an assault rifle, opened fire in a Washington pizzeria.
He claimed he was attempting to find and rescue child sex slaves whom he believed were being held at the restaurant — a belief allegedly based on his reading of a false story circulating online that connected Hillary Clinton’s campaign adviser to the pizzeria through coded messages in his leaked emails.
The man eventually surrendered and no one was hurt. He was convicted on gun charges and is now serving a four-year prison sentence.
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