The Swiss clerk Oprah Winfrey accused of racially profiling the billionaire media mogul says the story Winfrey told the world is simply not true.
Winfrey says the clerk refused to show her an expensive item because she assumed a woman of color wouldn’t have the means to afford it.
That’s a lie, the anonymous sales clerk says according to the UK Daily Mail, adding she’s felt “powerless” as a result of the media barrage following the incident.
I explained to her the bags came in different sizes and materials, like I always do.
‘She looked at a frame behind me. Far above there was the 35,000 Swiss franc crocodile leather bag.
‘I simply told her that it was like the one I held in my hand, only much more expensive, and that I could show her similar bags.
‘It is absolutely not true that I declined to show her the bag on racist grounds. I even asked her if she wanted to look at the bag.