Ben Shapiro attacks Oprah for saying "nothing" on sexual abuse, despite decades of advocacy and personal experience

Ben Shapiro attacks Oprah for saying "nothing" on sexual abuse, despite decades of advocacy and personal experience

Oprah Winfrey first shared her experience with sexual abuse on TV in 1986

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From the January 8 edition of Fox News' The Story with Martha Maccallum:

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MARTHA MACCALLUM (HOST): You said you don’t think [Oprah] was that brave. Everybody on in that room was up on their feet and you said she wasn’t brave last night. What did you mean?

BEN SHAPIRO: What the hell kind of risk was she taking? She was standing in front of an entire town filled with sexual abusers and harassers. She said nothing about it for 20 years. She was being cheered by people who said nothing about it for 20 years and there she is pretending that she is leading the fight. In what way has she led the fight, I sort of missed it? Just because she said some stuff last night, I haven’t seen how things have materially changed.

Related:

New York Times in 1986: "Troubled girl's evolution into an Oscar nominee"

Oprah and Tyler Perry raise awareness about male sexual abuse

President Clinton signs "Oprah Bill" into law; thanks her for "a lifetime" of commitment to combating child abuse

Previously:

Fox's Chris Wallace ignores Ben Shapiro's history of bigotry and misinformation

Ben Shapiro doesn't understand the facts of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case

Alex Jones to Oprah Winfrey: “You’re the black face to carry out the enslavement of black folks and everybody else”

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