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Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#1 Aug 13, 2013
'Oprah's a liar': Sales assistant in Swiss racist handbag row denies telling TV host that she could not view item because she couldn't afford it
Sale assistant said she feels 'powerless' after the racism accusations

Oprah Winfrey claimed assistant refused to show her a handbag because it was 'too expensive'

Speaking anonymously, shop worker said claims were 'absurd'

By ALLAN HALL IN BERLIN
PUBLISHED: 06:53 EST, 12 August 2013

The shop assistant who allegedly refused to show Oprah Winfrey a handbag said the billionaire is a liar

The sales assistant who refused to show U.S. talkshow billionaire Oprah Winfrey a luxury handbag costing nearly £25,000 claims the superstar lied about what happened in the luxury Swiss boutique where she works.

Speaking anonymously to Sunday newspaper SonntagsBlick, the Italian bag lady said she felt 'powerless' and in the grip of a 'cyclone' after Winfrey went on TV in America to claim she had been the victim of racism.

Winfrey was in Switzerland in July when she walked into the Trois Pommes boutique in Zurich looking for a handbag to match the outfit she was going to wear to old friend Tina Turner's wedding.

She claims the sales assistant refused to show her the black crocodile leather bag because - seeing a black woman - she automatically assumed she would not be able to afford it.

Now the saleslady has hit back, stating:'I wasn't sure what I should present to her when she came in on the afternoon of Saturday July 20 so I showed her some bags from the Jennifer Aniston collection.

'I explained to her the bags came in different sizes and materials, like I always do.

'She looked at a frame behind me. Far above there was the 35,000 Swiss franc crocodile leather bag.

'I simply told her that it was like the one I held in my hand, only much more expensive, and that I could show her similar bags.

'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.

'She looked around the store again but didn't say anything else. Then she went with her companion to the lower floor. My colleague saw them to the door. They were not even in the store for five minutes.'

She emphatically denied ever saying to Winfrey:'You don't want to see this bag. It is too expensive. You cannot afford it.'

Speaking anonymously, the assistant at Trois Pommes, in Zurich, Switzerland (pictured) said it is 'absolutely not true that I declined to show her the bag on racist grounds'

Ms Goetz said:'Everyone wants to sell a crocodile bag. Itís a misunderstanding' and insisted her saleswomen put customers first and try to be 'kind'

The shop assistant said she only sells a £25,000 handbag a few times a year and said the racist claims are 'absurd'
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2 Aug 13, 2013
The saleslady went on:'This is not true. This is absurd. I would never say something like that to a customer. Really never. Good manners and politeness are the Alpha and the Omega in this business.

'I don't know why she is making these accusations. She is so powerful and I am just a shop girl.

'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 okay 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.

Miss Winfrey said of the encounter:'I could have had the big blow-up thing and thrown down the black card and all that stuff. But why do that?'

'We work really hard to greet all the people who come into the store with the same level of respect and treat them all equally.

'If someone asks me whether he or she can see an article, I always present these. Because that person is a potential buyer. And my job is to sell it.

'I'm glad if I can sell an article. It is a reward for me, if I can sell a nice piece. This means that I'm good at my job.'

She has worked in the store for five years, says 50 per cent of the clientele come from abroad and that a bag costing nearly £25,000 is sold 'only a few times a year.'

Asked what she would say to Oprah now she added:'I would apologize and say it was all a misunderstanding. I surely did not intentionally want to insult Ms. Winfrey. I hope this nightmare ends soon.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-23897...
boo hoo

Columbus, OH

#3 Aug 13, 2013
Once again we find that the purported "best' blacks turn out to be liars. obama holder winfrey...lying trash. Give the lying groid a bhurka and tell her to hit the sewage plant.
mike

Akron, OH

#6 Aug 13, 2013
Oprah should be ashamed that she would even consider buying a freakin purse worth 36 grand. It doesn't jive with her image of the caring liberal!!!

Since: Dec 11

Middletown, OH

#7 Aug 13, 2013
It's in perfect harmony with her elitist mind set. My take, you just can't buy class or character. Liberals are hollow shells shilling for a false god.

Since: Dec 11

Middletown, OH

#8 Aug 13, 2013
The race card is just sooooo old and threadbare these days.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#9 Aug 13, 2013
mike wrote:
Oprah should be ashamed that she would even consider buying a freakin purse worth 36 grand. It doesn't jive with her image of the caring liberal!!!
I have another take on this. She's just trying to interpret an event based on her sense of political victimology. This is Europe, not America. Only a dumbass would interpret the actions of a black clerk as some Rosa Parks moment.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#10 Aug 13, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
I have another take on this. She's just trying to interpret an event based on her sense of political victimology. This is Europe, not America. Only a dumbass would interpret the actions of a black clerk as some Rosa Parks moment.
^^^ SWISS clerk

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#11 Aug 13, 2013
Shanikwah wrote:
The race card is just sooooo old and threadbare these days.
It's not hit the credit limit for the Ds yet.

Until we can convince some more blacks that it's inefficient government, and welfare dependency, not whitey, that's keeping them poor, we won't be able to retire the race card.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#12 Aug 13, 2013
Who has more reason to lie about that, Oprah or the salesperson who's tit is in the wringer?
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#13 Aug 13, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
Who has more reason to lie about that, Oprah or the salesperson who's tit is in the wringer?
What don't you get about the fact that this happened in Europe an that the race card rings hollow?

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#14 Aug 13, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
Who has more reason to lie about that, Oprah or the salesperson who's tit is in the wringer?
Oprah, whose irrelevance grows by the minute. It'll be fun watching her Butler movie crash and burn at the box office...the casting alone is a comedy:
Robin Williams as Eisenhower!
John Cusack as Nixon!
Alan Rickman as Reagan!
Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan!(No agenda there, huh?)

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#15 Aug 13, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>Oprah, whose irrelevance grows by the minute. It'll be fun watching her Butler movie crash and burn at the box office...the casting alone is a comedy:
Robin Williams as Eisenhower!
John Cusack as Nixon!
Alan Rickman as Reagan!
Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan!(No agenda there, huh?)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Tails

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_Down

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#16 Aug 13, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
Yep. Huge box office failures. Like my son says, they'll be watching Red Tails and 42 in class next February. And no doubt this Butler movie, too.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#17 Aug 13, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>Oprah, whose irrelevance grows by the minute. It'll be fun watching her Butler movie crash and burn at the box office...the casting alone is a comedy:
Robin Williams as Eisenhower!
John Cusack as Nixon!
Alan Rickman as Reagan!
Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan!(No agenda there, huh?)
If you think Oprah is doing this for attention your brain is even more atrophied than I feared.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#18 Aug 13, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
What don't you get about the fact that this happened in Europe an that the race card rings hollow?
Because Europeans can't be racist?
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#19 Aug 13, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
<quoted text>
Because Europeans can't be racist?
Europeans most certainly are bigots, but it has nothing to do with black and white. Oprah is too big of a moron to understand that.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#20 Aug 13, 2013
The shop owner is hot for an old lady

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-23897...

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#21 Aug 13, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
<quoted text>
Because Europeans can't be racist?
No chance Oprah was acting the part of the Ugly American, huh?
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#22 Aug 13, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
Europeans most certainly are bigots, but it has nothing to do with black and white. Oprah is too big of a moron to understand that.
All Europeans, huh? Fascinating.

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