Someone has it in for Oprah Winfrey. The media mogul’s name was reportedly trending on Tuesday (March 17) after QAnon, a far-right group launched a conspiracy theory that she was arrested on charges *** trafficking. The message has been making the rounds on social media over the last week that states Oprah, Tom Hanks, Charles Barkley, Justin Trudeau, and a number other Hollywood and political figures were recently taken into custody.

Oprah Winfrey Denies Rumors She Was Arrested For Sex Trafficking
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According to the theory, all these figures were named by Harvey Weinstein in his trial, and to cover up their involvement in *** trafficking, they’ve been detained for coronavirus links. by online sleuths, but as the internet goes, it didn’t take long for the meme to circulate worldwide. Adding to the believability were photos that were supposed to be Oprah’s home being investigated by federal authorities.

After seeing that she was the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter, Oprah hopped online to deny the allegations. “Just got a phone call that my name is trending.,” Oprah Winfrey wrote. “Haven’t been raided, or arrested. Just sanitizing and self distancing with the rest the world. Stay safe everybody.”

Ava DuVernay criticized those that participated in spreading the rumor. “Trolls + bots began this disgusting rumor. Mean-spirited minds kept it going,” she tweeted. “#Oprah has worked for decades on behalf others.s + causes in need. Shared her own abuse as a child to help folks heal. Shame on all who participated in this.” Check it out below.