Oprah Settles Defamation Suit Filed By Woman Who Ran South African School : The Two-Way Oprah Winfrey settles a defamation claim filed against her by the former headmistress of a school Winfrey founded in South Africa.
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Oprah Settles Defamation Suit Filed By Woman Who Ran South African School

That defamation claim filed against queen-of-all-media Oprah Winfrey has been settled.

As the Associated Press reminds us, "the lawsuit by former headmistress Nomvuyo Mzamane claimed Winfrey defamed her in remarks made in the wake of the 2007 sex-abuse scandal at the school." Mzamane had been in charge of a South African girls school financed by Oprah, who said after the scandal broke that she had "lost confidence" in the administrator and was going was "cleaning house from top to bottom" at the school.

But from Philadelphia, where the case was to be heard, the local Daily News writes that "it came down to Oprah Winfrey's well-honed skills as America's Best Friend" to bring the case to a close.

Both sides issued a statement, the Daily News adds, saying that they "met woman to woman without their lawyers and are happy that they could resolve this dispute peacefully to their mutual satisfaction." It isn't known if Mzamane was compensated in any way.