The presenter’s name had been trending on Twitter since the false story started on Tuesday night.
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The bogus report stated that the raid happened in her home in Boca Raton, Florida.
Responding to the news, Winfrey wrote on Twitter: “Just got a phone call that my name is trending. And being trolled for some awful FAKE thing. It’s NOT TRUE.
“Haven’t been raided, or arrested. Just sanitizing and self-distancing with the rest of the world.”
Just got a phone call that my name is trending. And being trolled for some awful FAKE thing. It’s NOT TRUE. Haven’t been raided, or arrested. Just sanitizing and self distancing with the rest of the world. Stay safe everybody.??
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) March 18, 2020
“Stay safe everybody,” the media mogul added.
She wasn’t the only celebrity affected by the hoax. The report also named actor Tom Hanks and Andy Lassner.
Andy Lassner, who works for Ellen DeGeneres, commented on the rumors about Oprah.
“The staggering amount of people believing a 100% fake story about Oprah doesn’t make me feel good about the chances of society continuing,” Lassner said.