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Oprah Winfrey sues 419er



OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) has dragged a man named Justin Jackson to court for impersonation. The said man, assisted by another person named Angel Agarrat, was pretending to be Oprah’s nephew and even impersonated OWN employees to get expensive gifts like free clothing, food, concert tickets, gift certificates, hotel accommodations, jewelry and access to celebrities.

According to specifics of the suit, Justin Jackson is said to have a history of impersonating famous people’s aides including Reggie Love, former Barack Obama’s aides, Madonna’s manager.

Below is the statement as released by OWN to E!:

“A lawsuit was filed today against Justin Jackson who has been falsely representing himself as an employee and associate of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in an effort to mislead companies and individuals in order to obtain gifts, financial rewards and employment. Also named as a defendant is Angel Agarrat who the complaint alleges has assisted Jackson in some of these scams. We seek the court’s help to put a stop to these fraudulent activities.”

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