Oprah Winfrey Denies Weinstein’s Claims she Supports him In Wake of Scandal

Oprah Winfrey is strongly denying disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein‘s claim that she’s got his back.

Pervy producer Weinstein told his staff and pals that Oprah called and told him to speak out and defend himself, TMZ reported.

But Oprah’s PR team denies the claim.

“Oprah has not spoken to Harvey Weinstein directly,” a spokesperson for Winfrey told the outlet. “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. There are no plans for an interview at this time.”

Winfrey was interested in doing a “60 Minutes” interview with Weinstein but only if “he’d look in the mirror and give her the honest, bone marrow truth,” her rep added to TMZ.

On Thursday, Winfrey joined a chorus of stars decrying Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by dozens of women.

“I’ve been processing the accounts of Harvey Weinstein’s hideous behavior and haven’t been able to find the words to articulate the magnitude of the situation,” she wrote on Facebook. “Thanks to the brave voices we’ve heard this week, many more will now be emboldened to come forward EVERY time this happens. I believe a shift is coming.”

SOURCE: Page Six – Tamar Lapin