It’s hard to imagine Oprah paying anyone hush money, given how much she talks about her personal life. But Kitty Kelley’s 2010 biography, Oprah: A Biography, claimed the billionaire talk show queen paid $50,000 to disc jockey Tim Watts to stay quiet about an alleged affair—while he was still married. The book claims that Watts contacted Winfrey in 1989—she has long spoken publicly of an affair she had for years with a married man—and said he had been paid to talk about their affair, and Winfrey then allegedly sent best friend Gayle King to his house with the money. Then, in October 2010, a flight attendant claimed that Winfrey passed out on prescription drugs during a flight, that King slept with a male flight attendant during the same flight, and that the talk-show host went on a racist rant. The flight attendant, Corrine Gehrls, later filed a suit that claimed she was wrongfully fired from Winfrey’s private plane, and she sought $75,000 in damages. The suit was settled out of court, and Winfrey’s lawyer refused to comment.