Oprah's School Problems Update

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey has met with the family of the first student to complain of abuse at her elite school for disadvantaged South African girls, and the Chicago-based talk show host invited the girl to return to the academy.

People magazine quoted the girl's father as saying they met for two hours with Winfrey on Sunday at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. He says it was their first meeting since they had withdrawn their daughter from the school after staff ignored her complaints.

A spokeswoman for Winfrey confirmed the meeting and its purpose.

A dormitory matron has been accused of indecent assault and criminal injury against six students ages 13-15 and a 23-year-old fellow dormitory matron. She's to be charged in court next month. She has said she's innocent.


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