Reports showed that Oprah Winfrey didn’t tamper votes in any way on her reality television contest Your OWN Show, a search for the next TV star, but spam blogs did spread the rumor. The Oprah Winfrey Network is conducting investigations regarding the allegations.
The vote-rigging controversy spread earlier this week, with rumors circulating over the net claiming that the network fixed the votes in favor of a certain schoolteacher named Phyllis Tucker-Wicks, slighting a disabled contestant named Zach Anner. However, the latter disproved any reports suggesting such saying that, “This is Oprah — she helps people for a living… To think people are saying she’s rigged the voting against me doesn’t compute for me. It’s not what I believe.”
OWN invited people to vote online to determine who deserved their own reality show. The top five who gets the highest votes for the video submissions will fly to Hollywood to meet with producers, and at least one will be chosen for their own reality series.
The network had launched an investigation Thursday after several websites pointed out an unusual surge in votes for Tucker-Wicks. A spokeswoman for OWN said in a statement to ABCNews.com, “The online voting rules for the ‘Your OWN Show’ video submission competition were carefully crafted to be fair to everyone. Any allegations of impropriety will be investigated and the appropriate actions taken to keep the process unbiased.”
Hmm our housewives' Oprah, are you did this? I mean really?
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