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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 08:17 AM
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Oprah dumped Stedman??? AND is paying him $300M??
Terrified that Stedman will tell all and take half her fortune, the TV host is forced to pay him out.

Oprah Winfrey has agreed to pay Stedman Graham more than $300 million after giving up on their 21-year relationship.

The TV star and her long-time beau split earlier this year despite attempts to work through their problems. Insiders say Oprah felt compelled to agree to the enormous payoff in a desperate bid to win Stedman's silence.

The deal was struck during crisis talks aboard a luxury boat in Canada, after Oprah learnt the 56-year-old had received several multi-million-dollar offers from publishers to pen a book about his time with the star.

"Oprah feels she's being held to ransom," says a friend. "Stedman's the one person who really knows what Oprah is like, and if he put their intimate moments together on paper, it could ruin her"

http://womansday.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=289376
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formerrepuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 08:19 AM
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1. I would gladly be dumped -by anyone- for 300m...........n/t
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 08:19 AM
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2. She has $300M to give to him without being bankrupt???
as sorry as I am that her relationship doesn't work out but damn, that is a lot of money. More than any person ever can use in a whole lifetime
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 08:22 AM
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3. Oprah's net worth in 2005 was $1.3 billion.
I bet she and Steadman both know that $300 million for his silence is a bargain.

http://money.cnn.com/2005/03/10/news/newsmakers/forbes_...
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 08:36 AM
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4. Oh I am sure it is
still .. so much money is just kinda disgusting while others are barely making a living with rice and nothing else.
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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 12:10 PM
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5. Is she looking for a date for hire? nt
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 12:13 PM
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7. Every man has a price
and Oprah passed mine a LONG time ago...hell so has Bill Gates :bounce:

I think even my wife would cut me lose for a share of that action... if you know what I mean.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 12:11 PM
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6. "...if he put their intimate moments together on paper, it could ruin her"
Why? What's Oprah been up to? Ah, the drama... :rofl:
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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 01:49 PM
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8. There are rumors she is a lesbian
and that Gail King is her lover. Stedman is alleged to have been her "beard." She actually wrote something in her own magazine denying the rumors. As some bloggers have said, if you have to write an article asserting your heterosexuality, well ...
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