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March 6, 2015

Oprah tears James Frey apart, or The Smoking Gun was right

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 26th 2006 1:13PM
Author James Frey isn't much of an alcoholic, a drug addict or a criminal. He's a pathological liar. And Oprah exposed him for what he is on her show today. Well, actually, The Smoking Gun exposed him for what he is back on January 8th. Oprah just forced him into admitting that he lied in his so-called memoir about addiction and crime, A Million Little Pieces. Oprah made that book number one on the best seller list when she included it in her book club. It sold 1.77 million copies.

Oprah opened her show by apologizing to viewers for trusting Frey so blindly that she called up Larry King when he was defending his lies book and voiced her support for him. To Frey's face, she said, "I really feel duped." Then, she proceeded to take him down. Inch by inch. God, I love this woman.

When she quizzed Frey about different characters and situations in the book, he told her, "all the way through the book I altered details about every one of the characters" (including himself). He said that yes, The Smoking Gun was exactly right. He only spent 2 hours in jail, not 87 days. That's a huge revelation since the jail time played a huge role in the book. He also lied about how he broke up with a woman and even about how she later committed suicide. His book said she hanged herself but, truthfully, she slashed her wrists.

See? Pathological liar.

Now Oprah needs to have The Smoking Gun staff on her show. They also deserve an apology from Winfrey, since she basically laughed off their investigation when she called in to Larry King that night.

(AOL has a clip of "Oprah's fury" today)

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