Oprah Winfrey has said she is sorry for a “blown up” media response after she claimed she encountered racism in upmarket Trois Pommes handbag store in Zurich.
Speaking on the red carpet premiere for her new film, The Butler, Oprah Winfrey said: “I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland.”
“I’m really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did not mention the name of the store. I’m sorry that I said it was Switzerland,” she added.
Oprah Winfrey’s claims were made amid a political row in Switzerland over asylum seekers’ rights.