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Oprah Winfrey Addresses Reports She Was "Ambushed" by a "Secret Son"

29 October 2015 11:09 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Real talk. When Oprah Winfrey was “ambushed” by a man claiming to be her “secret son” in NYC earlier this month, the talk show titan didn’t have much time to react. But on Thursday, Oct. 29, the media mogul set the record straight about her relationship to Calvin Mitchell and what really happened that night. “I met Calvin around the early ‘90s, I think it was 1992,” Winfrey, 61, told Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell. “I was doing a film for television called There Are No Children Here. [...] »

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The Oprah Winfrey guide to politely avoiding your long lost ‘son’

29 October 2015 10:54 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Calvin Mitchell claims the star almost adopted him as a child. Unfortunately for him, Oprah has got a planet to save

A rousing salute to Oprah Winfrey, whose calm in the face of the madder extremes of her fandom is something to behold.

Leaving the studio after a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Oprah was greeted at the stage door by the usual clutch of fans and paparazzi, as well as a gentleman who claims to be the “secret son” she almost adopted when he was 11 years old. Calvin Mitchell reckons they met on the set of the 1993 TV movie There Are No Children Here, and that Oprah opened negotiations to take him off his mother’s hands, but that the deal eventually fell apart.

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