Meat Mitigation

Oprah was as soon as sued for $10 million over—anticipate it—hamburgers.

The story dates again to April 1996, when an animal rights activist made an look on The Oprah Winfrey Present and predicted that mad cow illness would finally have an effect on the U.S. Beef trade.

On the time, Oprah remarked that the dialogue “has simply stopped me chilly from consuming one other burger.”

Inside two weeks, beef costs sank to their lowest level in 10 years, and members of the Texas Cattle Trade thought Oprah was accountable. The group filed a lawsuit in opposition to her, alleging that her statements had prompted the trade $10.3 million in damages.

Oprah documented the expertise and eventual courtroom date on her present, and the jury finally voted unanimously in her favor.

“I present a discussion board for individuals to specific their opinions,” Oprah said. “That is the USA of America!”