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Does Oprah Discriminate??

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That's what a former employee of Oprah Winfrey's new network OWN is claiming.

A former assistant is suing the talk show host's company, claiming that she worked in "a hostile work environment" because she suffers from Multiple Sclerosis.

Catherine Dunn says that when she worked as an assistant at OWN in August 2008, she was forced to take a stress leave, as well as a leave of absence when "her MS symptoms were exacerbated because of the workplace stress."

She claims that when she went on the forced stress leave, she was then replaced by a "non-disabled and younger employee." So, now she is suing for wrongful termination and seeks unspecified damages.

Hmm, yet another lawsuit for Oprah. Is the former employee telling the truth or just trying to cash in? What do U think?

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