Ex-Flight Attendant Sues Oprah Over Sex Claim
A former flight attendant on Oprah Winfrey's private jet reportedly has sued the talk-show queen over wrongful dismissal, denying accusations that she had sex onboard.
According to Reuters, Corrine Gehrls claims that fellow flight attendants Myron Gooch and Kirby Bumpus — who's Winfrey's goddaughter and daughter of her best friend, Gayle King — accused Gehrls of having sex with pilot Terry Pansing on the aircraft. Gooch and Bumpus' accusations led to both of their terminations, Gehrls said, even though she and Pansing passed polygraph tests.
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Gehrls also said that Bumpus and Winfrey were asleep on the flight.
She is seeking more than $75,000 in damages from Winfrey, Gooch and Bumpus.
A rep for Winfrey and Harpo Inc. told TVGuide.com Monday the company has not yet been served.