Oprah Winfrey 'sorry' for reaction to Swiss handbag incident
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Oprah Winfrey said she was sorry for the uproar and media response caused by her comments about an incident in a Swiss luxury store last month when an assistant refused to show her a US$38,100 (S$48,000) handbag.
At the premiere of her new film, Lee Daniels' The Butler, in Los Angles on Monday evening, the United States (US) actress and talk show host, recently named by Forbes as the world's most powerful celebrity, said she regretted saying it took place in Switzerland.
"I'm really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did not mention the name of the store. I'm sorry that I said it was Switzerland," she told reporters on the red carpet.
"I was just referencing it as an example of being in a place where people don't expect that you would be able to be there,"she added.