Blame it on Coronavirus-isolation cabin fever however the Internet is retaining itself entertained by circulating a hearsay that Oprah Winfrey was busted for intercourse trafficking. Oprah isn’t amused, repeat not amused, Internet. The queen of daytime TV logged onto Twitter on Tuesday to publish an indignant rebuttal, calling it “an awful FAKE thing” and “NOT TRUE” – all caps reproduced as in her tweet – and confirming that she had not been arrested and was practising social distancing like the remainder of us. A conspiracy concept about Oprah having been raided and arrested for intercourse trafficking sprung up from nowhere hours earlier than her tweet and swiftly shot up US developments.

It’s late Monday night time in California the place Oprah lives however this could not wait. “Just got a phone call that my name is trending. And being trolled for some awful FAKE thing. It’s NOT TRUE. Haven’t been raided, or arrested. Just sanitizing and self-distancing with the rest of the world. Stay safe everybody.”

The conspiracy concept got here out of nowhere and claims that disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein acquired a 23-year sentence for rape and assault as an alternative of an extended one in trade for blowing the whistle on the supposed trafficking actions of not simply Oprah but in addition the likes of Tom Hanks (at present recovering from Coronavirus in Australia), Steven Spielberg, Ellen DeGeneres and politicians Bill Clinton and Joe Biden.

Social media, clearly bored by having to remain dwelling (and it is solely the primary week), ran with reactions like this one:

Oprah Winfrey can console herself with the thought that no person actually believed the hearsay to start with.

The Coronavirus pandemic is retaining most individuals indoors, practising self-isolation and social distancing. The virus, which started in China, has unfold throughout the globe – in India, over 140 folks have examined constructive.