The sales clerk accused by Oprah Winfrey of not wanting her to look at a $38,100 purse because of race says Oprah isn’t telling the truth.
…she says as a result, she has been thrust into a media-infused “nightmare” that has left her feeling “powerless.”
“I don’t know why she is making these accusations. She is so powerful, and I am just a shop girl,” the sales clerk told the Swiss-language newspaper SonntagsBlick, according to a translation from London’s Daily Mail…
“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,” the woman said.
“I didn’t hurt anyone. I don’t know why someone as great as her must cannibalize me on TV. … If it had all taken place as she claimed, why has she not complained the next day at the wedding of Tina Turner with Trudie Goetz, my boss? She was there also at the Turner wedding as a guest. I don’t understand it. … I spoke to Oprah Winfrey in English. My English is OK but not excellent, unfortunately. … I didn’t know who she was when she came into the store. That wouldn’t have made any difference if I had.”