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Report: Oprah Denies Weinstein’s Claims She Supports Him

A spokesperson for Oprah Winfrey has denied claims reportedly made by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein that she is prepared to publicly support him amid mounting sexual assault allegations, TMZ reports. Sources cited by TMZ said Weinstein has been telling members of his inner circle that Winfrey reached out to him earlier this week to urge him to defend himself against the allegations. Weinstein also reportedly claimed she offered to publicly support him in the face of the growing scandal. Winfrey’s spokesperson, however, told TMZ none of this was true. “Oprah has not spoken to Harvey Weinstein directly. Someone from his team reached out to her to see if she would talk to him, and she said she would if it was for an interview,” the spokesperson said. “She was only interested if he'd look in the mirror and give her the honest, bone marrow truth,” Winfrey’s rep said. Oprah issued her own statement on the Weinstein scandal earlier this week in which she described the producer’s behavior as “hideous.”