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Man sues Oprah Winfrey for $180 million

world Updated: Oct 23, 2008 15:00 IST

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Popular talk show host Oprah Winfrey is being sued by Keifer Bonvillain for $180 million claiming she and her attorney made false statements that led to his arrest.

According to tmz.com, Bonvillain was first arrested in 2006 for allegedly recording telephone conversations with an employee of Winfrey’s production company and then selling them to publishers and tabloids.

The case against Bonvillain was dismissed after he performed 50 hours of community service, was tested and paid back $3,000 he took from a company that agreed to buy the tapes.

Bonvillain is now suing Winfrey and the attorney for making false statements that led to his arrest.

His lawyer said: "The whole incident started when the plaintiff (Keifer) wiretapped one of Harpo's California employees. We advised him this wiretap was illegal, and now we're gonna get the chance to determine whether we were right or not."