Oprah's going to stay mad about this for a long time!
Kitty Kelley did a slew of interviews for her new biography, one of which was with Oprah's 82-year-old
cousin Aunt Katherine. Sources had suggested that it was Aunt Katherine who supposedly told Kitty who the talk-show queen's true father is, but Aunt Katherine is denying everything.
Katherine Carr Esters told a local Mississippi newspaper yesterday that she wants to talk to Oprah and explain why she talked to Kitty. She insists that she got confused and misquoted by Kitty during their interview.
Apparently around the same time that Kitty visited her, a professor from Harvard, Henry Louis Gates, was attempting to trace the Winfrey roots and had visited her. This is where Katherine received her misinformation from, as she thought the two were working together. Katherine told the paper:
"I'm sorry this book portraying her falsely was ever written and that I participated by answering questions."
Ah, she's old O and actually family. We'd cut her a break, even if she is lying out her dentures, as Kitty seems to think. She provided the paper with a prepared statement saying:
"While I found [Esters] to be a strong woman with the courage to speak her mind, I gather that she may have come under some pressure."
Uh, yeah! Only you seem to be unfazed by the wrath of O! We certainly wouldn't mess with her… to that degree!
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