The talk show host told Tom Joyner and his co-hosts, “I have no reason to lie about this.” And that the letter she read during her live broadcast was from emails she received from a woman who claimed to be on Oprah Winfrey’s staff.
“I read the initial letter,” said Williams, “By the time I got to the second one, I was just like ‘This is so ridiculous.’ I read the first letter on [air], and the only thing I changed was I put ‘Love, Oprah’ at the end.”
Williams said she received the letters after stating on her show that she disapproved of Gayle King abandoning OWN to co-host The Early Show on CBS.
The next day, I get to work, and I’m told by my staff that an email came from Oprah’s staff,” Williams said. “The person’s name who sent the email is Chelsea Hettrick, just so everyone knows … H-E-T-T-R-I-C-K. Chelsea Hettrick sends a letter to the show not once, but twice. She sent it the first day, and then she sent another one with different writing the second day.”
During her live broadcast last Thursday, William’s read the letter, that she said Oprah sent, in attempt to clear up rumors that she and her longtime best gal pal Galye King were no longer friends.