Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey lied about her past by exaggerating accounts of her poverty and making up instances of sexual abuse, according to a new unauthorized biography.
The book by celebrity biographer, Kitty Kelley, which is already on sale in the US, reveals details about Oprah's past relationship with John Tesh, a popular media personality and claims that the talk show host paid money to keep her lesbian affairs under wraps, The New York Post reported.
The book also claims Oprah, 56, sold her body to earn extra money and has even described herself as a teen "prostitute" while her relatives claimed that a large part of her empire was built on manipulation.
It also stated that Oprah's claims of being very poor and having pet cockroaches are lies. One of her cousins Katherine Carr Esters described her as being slightly "spoilt."
"Where Oprah got that nonsense about growing up in filth and roaches I have no idea," Esters is quoted in the
"I've confronted her and asked, 'Why do you tell such lies?' Oprah told me, 'That's what people want to hear. The truth is boring'," Esters added.
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