Winfrey disappointed  matron
Andhra Pradesh ~ India ~ International ~ City ~ Entertainment ~ Business ~ Sports ~ Technology ~ Health ~ Features
John Lennon ~ Eminem ~ Justin Bieber ~ Justin Timberlake ~ Diane Lane ~ Miley Cyrus ~ Katherine Heigl ~ All Celebrities ~ All Actress ~ All Actors ~ All Singers ~ Movies ~ TV Programs
Home / Entertainment News / 2010 / October 2010 / October 12, 2010
Winfrey 'disappointed' as ex-matron cleared of sexual abuse charges
RSS / Print / Comments

Sydney Morning Herald

Winfrey 'disappointed' as ex-matron cleared of sexual abuse charges

North in awe having watched iconic Tendulkar score his 14,000th run

Keira Knightley doesn't always think she deserves to be famous

More on Sydney Morning Herald

Oprah Winfrey

Winfrey 'disappointed' as ex-matron cleared of sexual abuse charges

Former matron of Winfrey's school cleared of sexual abuse charges

Katherine Jackson likely to appear on 'Oprah show'

More on Oprah Winfrey

Entertainment News

Ajay Devgan prays for success of his film in Ajmer
Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan offered prayers for the success of his upcoming movie Aakrosh at a Sufi shrine here over the weekend. ANI

Carrie Fisher did cocaine on set of 'The Empire Strikes Back'
Carrie Fishers addiction to drugs was in full swing during her role as Princess Leia in The Empire Strikes Back in 1980, it has emerged. ANI

Movies in buzz

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Nanny McPhee Returns

Piranha 3D

The Switch

The Expendables

Eat, Pray, Love

The Other Guys

Salt

The A-Team

Sex and the City 2

Winfrey 'disappointed' as ex-matron cleared of sexual abuse charges

The former matron, who was accused of sexually abusing students at Oprah Winfreys South African leadership academy, has been acquitted of the charges, and the talk show queen is profoundly disappointed by the trials outcome.


Sydney, Oct 12 : The former matron, who was accused of sexually abusing students at Oprah Winfrey's South African leadership academy, has been acquitted of the charges, and the talk show queen is 'profoundly disappointed' by the trial's outcome.

Prosecutors had accused former school matron Tiny Virginia Makopo of trying to kiss and fondle girls at the school soon after it opened in 2007 outside Johannesburg. Makopo also had been accused of assaulting one of the teens as well as a fellow supervisor.

Mthunzi Mhaga, a spokesman for South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority, said that Makopo had been acquitted of the charges.

"The magistrate indicated that the state did not prove itself case beyond reasonable doubt on all the charges. We won't be appealing the judgment," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Mhaga as saying.

Winfrey had called the allegations crushing given her own stated history of childhood sexual abuse and promised an overhaul of the school.

"I will forever be proud of the nine girls who testified with the courage and conviction to be heard," Winfrey said in a statement.

ANI

Link to this page

Suggested pages for your additional reading
AndhraNews.net on Facebook






© 2000-2017 AndhraNews.net. All Rights Reserved and are of their respective owners.
Disclaimer, Terms of Service & Privacy Policy | Contact Us