Tabloids are lighting up about the latest “scandal” at Oprah Winfrey’s all-girl boarding school in Africa.
Oprah Winfrey’s elite boarding school for girls in South Africa has been rocked by its second sex scandal in fewer than two years. Seven students were suspended last week for sexually harassing their schoolmates, the “Afrikaans on Sunday” newspaper reported. One 15-year-old was accused of preying on another pupil and forcing other girls to lie to investigators about it, the paper reported. “You have been found guilty of physical contact of a sexual nature with another pupil on campus, harassment, bullying other girls on campus and of being dishonest by not telling investigators the whole truth,” a letter to her parents read. Other girls were caught fondling each other or trying to get other girls to join them in lesbian liasons, the paper reported. Oprah’s spokesperson, Lisa Halliday, confirmed the girls had been suspended from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy School for Girls – but gave few details. “It is because they contravened the school’s code of conduct,” she said. “We regard the incident as confidential.”
The NY Daily News calls the story an “outrage.” Really? Outrage? Hasn’t same-sex hanky-panky been the hallmark of boarding schools since the dawn of time?