It’s been Oprah Winfrey’s job for the past two decades to share her life with the public, and it has led to a successful, lucrative career. But one area that is off-limit’s in Oprah’s life? Her private diary, which was requested plaintiff Simone Kelly-Brown for evidence in an ongoing lawsuit. Kelly-Brown believes Winfrey’s diary could include important secrets, Radar Online reports.
Kelly-Brown is suing Oprah for the use of the term, “Own Your Power,” to which she claims as her own. Recently, she filed documents asking for a two-week discovery period extension, but Oprah’s attorney’s filed a response insisting that the suit move forward. The letter reads in part:
Defendants have abided by all deadlines and done everything to accommodate the preferred schedule within the parameters of the Court’s expert discovery deadline … No extension is warranted, and any extension would prejudice Defendants.
Oprah’s attorneys claim the plaintiff has been trying to game the system, demanding last-minute teleconferences, and requesting frequent changes to deposition hearings. In those same motions, Kelly-Brown’s attorneys asked the court to “compel production of Ms. Winfrey’s personal, professional journal or diary entries,” but that won’t happen, according to Winfrey’s attorney’s.
Ms. Winfrey examined her journals and there is nothing relevant.
Oprah has been in the news a lot recently, as she is entering the tea business, as Inquisitr reported recently. Oprah will be selling a live of Teavana teas with the Seattle-based Starbucks.
She developed her love of Chai tea with Teavana teaologist Naoko Tsunoda, the Los Angeles Times reported.
I love tea… My daily tea ritual is a vital part of my morning. Savory and spicy chai, with its deep flavor, has long been a favorite of mine.
Oprah also made a splash this week when it was revealed that she bought about 60 acres of land near Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Winfrey plans to build a home on the property, which she paid $10.85 million for through an entity called Yellow Brick Road CO LLC.The sellers were Carol Barnett and her husband Hoyt Barnett, who are excited about Oprah purchasing the property.
We’re happy that they’re the buyers. I know they’ll do a great job with what they build.
Oprah has long been interested in buying the property, and expressed that interest about 10 years ago. The Barnetts weren’t interested at the time, but considered it when she approached them again recently.
According to the Wall Street Journal story, Oprah Winfrey’s new property is the largest now in the town of Mountain Village.