Swiss store denies wrongdoing in Oprah 'racism' spat
ZURICH (AFP) - A Swiss luxury boutique denied any wrongdoing on Friday after US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey claimed she had been the subject of racism when a shop assistant allegedly refused to show her an expensive handbag.
Winfrey, one of the richest women in the world, said she had been in Zurich for US singer Tina Turner's wedding in July and had spotted a swanky crocodile handbag while out shopping.
"I'm in a store, a name-brand store. I'm by myself, absolutely nobody else with me. And I say to the woman, 'I would like to see that bag on the shelf'," Winfrey told fellow US talk show host Larry King on Internet channel ora.tv.
"And she says, 'No, that one's too expensive. I'll show you this one'," said Winfrey.