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Oprah Winfrey Faces Lawsuit Over Land

Oprah Winfrey Faces Lawsuit Over Land


Multimedia mogul Oprah Winfrey is facing a lawsuit over claims she has riled hikers by blocking trails through a piece of land she owns in Colorado, that were previously open to the public.

The TV titan purchased 66 acres of land close to the town of Telluride in March of this year, and local resident Charles D. Goodman (an 86-year-old nuclear physicist!) has now filed a lawsuit accusing the star and her associates of failing to protect access to footpaths.

In the legal documents, filed at San Miguel County District Court, Goodman claims the trails through the land have been protected in previous sale deals and should remain open to the public.

He tells, “I have no objection to Oprah to building a house. But I do not like the idea of being blocked off by gates and fences.”

A representative for Winfrey adds, “It is our hope that we can work together on a usage plan that is mutually agreeable.”

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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