Following up on a new paternity claim for the hugely popular daytime television host yesterday, reporters were yelled at and shoved by the usually unflappable Oprah. DNA testing would definitively prove whether the new man is the father, but she adamantly refused. Norh Robinson, an 84 year old navy veteran who is claiming to be the father, says he wants nothing to do with her fortune, and just wants to meet his daughter before he dies. Get the whole story, with pictures and video below!
With the release of an unauthorized and unofficial biography about Ms. Winfrey by writer Kitty Kelly, the popular host has seen an onslaught of men claiming to be her real father. Kelly’s controversial biography questions just how bad the talk-show host’s childhood really was, and claims that Vernon Winfrey is not her real father.
Robinson, who lives in the same small town that was the home of Ms. Winfrey until she was six, told the press that he wrote her a letter offering a paternity exam.
“I told her [in a letter], if she wanted, I’d give her one. I never got no answer. I never did get no answer. If I did, it didn’t get to me.”
Although he was clear of his intentions, he didn’t elaborate as to why he would choose to tell her now.
“I’m her real father,” he said. “I haven’t seen her since she was a kid. She was a little bitty thing.”
Reporters looking to confirm the claim posed questions to Oprah, DNA testing being their main focus, and were met with anger.
“I will not be taking a paternity test, ever!” she shouted. Then, when asked what other motive Robinson could possibly have, she yelled “Get out of my face!” and pushed a reporter aside to get into her SUV.
Later, during a presentation at the Matrix Awards, she talked about her friend Gayle King who was worried about all the rumors that have been surrounding the TV phenom since the release of her so-called biography.
“Every day, she’s getting herself more and more worked up about all of my new daddies that are now showing up. New daddies who are saying, ‘Hello daughter, call me, I need a new roof.’ Well, this too shall pass.”
It looks like the chances of an Oprah DNA test are slim to nothing, and the host will not even be considering the possibility that the claim is true. Fair enough, I say. Vernon is who she considers her father, and he’s the one that’s been there for her. Why should she give credence to Robinson, even if he is her real father, when he’s been missing her whole life?
Do you think she should consent to a paternity exam? Or is this another guy looking for a handout and some fame? Let me know in the comments section!
Also, check out the pictures and video below!
Photos: www.wenn.com/Nichole Lechmanil, Dimitri Halkidis, Chris Corts, Nikki Nelson