I’ve been watching a lot of Oprah (now that it’s over) lately and today, I watched the episode that she had Roseanne Barr on. In the segment that Roseanne talks about how it wasn’t incest, Oprah says,
If you say, I mean, I think that there’s nothing worse than being, well certainly levels of abuse, but to be abused, but to say that you were abused, when in fact you really weren’t abused, and that person has to live with that, that is also a horror; that is as horrible as the abuser.
She stumbled through that (as you can see – I paused and played quite a few times to get it all right) statement but I completely agree with what I think she’s trying to say – if you accuse someone of something bad and try to take it back later, both still have to live with the initial statement and the consequences of it being made.
I tried to find a video of the segment but YouTube didn’t seem to have anything except the promo for this episode. Let me know your thoughts.
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