Harpo, Oprah's Goddaughter Narrow Defamation Suit

Law360, New York (May 11, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT) -- A judge has narrowed the scope of a suit by one of Oprah Winfrey's personal flight attendants alleging colleagues got her fired by falsely accusing her of getting frisky with a married pilot, dismissing one claim against Winfrey's company and all claims against her goddaughter, Kirby Bumpus.

The court lacked jurisdiction over Bumpus because she was not a resident of Illinois and had no significant contacts there, Judge Wayne R. Andersen, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, said in an order...
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