Oprah called ‘liar’ in Swiss handbag flap

Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty ImagesAdam Levine appears on NBC News' 'Today' show.

Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty ImagesAdam Levine appears on NBC News' 'Today' show.

Oprah would like to just drop this whole Swiss handbag kerfuffle, if you please.

The media mogul described an allegedly racist interaction she had in Switzerland with a clerk at a high-end handbag store who seemed to think she couldn’t afford them. Now the clerk has shot back, calling Oprah a “liar.”

The interview with the female shop clerk was translated by the Daily Mail, according to Gawker, and that might explain why she’s quoted as saying, “I don’t know why someone as great as her must cannibalize me on TV.”

“Cannibalize”? Anyway, according to TMZ, now Oprah has apologized for bringing up the whole thing. “It’s not an indictment against the country or even that store,” she said.

Great! Now we can concentrate on why she would want to buy a crocodile bag in the first place. Paging PETA …

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