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Oprah Winfrey Facing Wave Of Backlash Online

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For months, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering had pair of dream partners: Oprah Winfrey and Apple, who had committed to back their documentary about women who have accused hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct. Book For Sundance Film Festival and Apples ' NEW streaming platform, Film was prim to be next high-profile media moment of MeToo era. Then film's future was abruptly cast into doubt last week after Ms. Winfrey withdrew as executive producer and pulled it from Apple, citing creative differences with directors and suggesting that picture was being rushed to Sundance before I believed it was complete. But what preceded Ms. Winfreys announcement was more than just dispute over filmmaking. It involved intense campaign by Mr. Simmons and his supporters to get Ms. Winfrey to pull plug. That campaign also targets some women in film on social media and, in at least one case, through direct contact with family member, in what women view as attempts to threaten and intimidate them ahead of film's premiere at Sundance, still scheduled for Jan. 25. Ms. Winfrey acknowledged to NEW YORK Times that Mr. Simmons had tried to get her to abandon project. He reached out times and attempted to pressure me, Ms. Winfrey say. She said he told her that woman at Center of Film, Draw Dixon, was lying about their interactions. In addition, Ms. Winfrey say, she received phone calls from other people, she would not identify, who also questioned Ms. Dixon's credibility. Ms. Winfrey said that she still believes Dixon, though she also thinks there were inconsistencies in her account that Film had not adequately addressed, in addition to other issues she had with Film. Ms. Winfrey said was those reasons, and not Mr. Simmons ' protestations, that led her to pull support. I told him directly in phone call that I would not be pressured either into, or out of, backing this film, she say. I am only going to do what I believe to be right thing. But it was clear that Ms. Winfrey, according to people involved in internal conversations around film, was struggling over what to do, especially since she had appeared supportive of movie before Mr. Simmons began pushing back against it. She was aware of message she might send by backing out, giving her reputation as role model for African-American women and as one of America's most trusted voices of moral authority. Ms. Winfrey has spoken openly over years of being sexual abuse survivor herself. Her enormous following had made her appealing to Apple as it competes with other streaming services in attracting big names to deliver original content; Netflix had already enlisted NEW production company started by Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as series of accomplished producers. Film About Mr. Simmons ' Accusers, Titled On Record, Was To Be Ms.

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Disagreements and Double Binds

NEW YORK Oprah Winfrey says her friend Gayle King is facing death threats following social media backlash caused by interview with retired WNBA star Lisa Leslie that concerned late Kobe Bryant. On appearance on Hoda & Jenna & Friends on Friday, Winfrey King is not doing well and has to travel with security because of threats. She felt very much attack. CBS released excerpt to promote Kings ' interview with Leslie. Clip, distributed online and on CBS News social media accounts, focuses on portion of interview where Leslie addrest Colorado sexual assault case that had been brought against Bryant and dismiss. In clip, King asks Leslie whether 2003 case made Bryant's legacy complicated for her. Leslie said that do not. Critics lash out at King on social media for bringing old allegations. Actor, rap artist and television executive 50 Cent told Associated Press he thought it unfair because Bryant wasnt around to defend himself. Snoop Dogg posted profane Twitter video that concludes with him urging King to back off before we come get you. Twitter Account Belonging To Imprisoned Comedian Bill Cosby Was Also Critical. King said in video response via Twitter on Thursday that clip was shared out of context and expressed anger at her network. I am mortify, I am and I am very angry, King say. CBS later released statement saying clip does not reflect nature and tone of complete interview. I can see how people would obviously be very upset if you thought that Gayle was just trying to press to get answer from Lisa Leslie, Winfrey continue. Obviously all things pass, she will OK, but she has slept in two days. After alleged victim decided not to pursue case, she and Bryant reached settlement in 2005. Bryant, who was 24 at time of Colorado incident, said he had not committed sexual assault. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven other people were killed in January helicopter crash in Southern California. Memorial Will Be Held At Staples Center In Los Angeles Later This Month.

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5. Antron McCrays Heartbreaking Admissions:

Oprah Winfrey just conducted new interview with Central Park Five, following Ava DuVernay's scripted Netflix series When They See US. Release yesterday, Oprah Winfrey Presents When They See US Now saw Winfrey interview Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise, who were wrongfully convicted in infamous 1989 case. Emotional interviews leave viewers heartbroken, and many take to Twitter to voice their support Exonerated Five. Ava DuVernay's searing miniseries When They See US has deservedly become phenomenon since its launch on Netflix last month. Show Chronicles Infamous Miscarriage Of Justice, Widely Known As Central Park Five Case, Wherein Five Black And Latino Teenagers Were Wrongfully Convicted Of Attacking And Raping White Woman. Five were exonerate, but only after they had served their time. Oprah Winfrey interviewed Five men-Now know as Exonerated Five-for special that was simultaneously on Netflix and OWN channel yesterday. Oprah Winfrey Presents When They See US Now saw Winfrey sit down with Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise for emotional conversation that left viewers heartbroken and angry over injustice that was done On Twitter, many people were especially vocal in their concern and support for McCray, who admitted during interview that he is struggling with aftermath of what happen. Even to day I'm damage, he say. I need help. I know it. I try keep myself busy. System Breaks Lot Of Things In Me That Can't Be Fix. Later in interview, McCray was asked if he had forgive his father, who pressured him to confess in exchange for potentially more lenient sentence. No, ma'am, he reply. Hes coward. I hate my life is ruin. DuVernay shared her OWN reactions Twitter, writing: no one else could have do this interview. She talks with 14 cast members and exonerates 5 back to back on same day. She makes feel, see and hear. And she US through moment when men share in their OWN way. She also shares moving and hopeful moments that take place at reception just after interview. After Exonerated Five tap conversation with Oprah, we Go into reception, DuVernay write, sharing video of Five singing along to before I Let Go, Frankie Beverly & Maze's 1981 classic that was recently covered by Beyonce. And this moment DuVernay continue. Light is more than darkness. Just little light can illuminate darkest place. And longer it stay, better you can see. For more stories like this, sign up our newsletter.

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