Doctor Oz Files a $400 Million Suit Against Oprah for Professional Defamation

Doctor Oz Files a $400 Million Suit Against Oprah for Professional Defamation

Dr. Mehmet Oz lost a nailbiter of an election to Senator-Elect John Fetterman. The doctor says he had the results analyzed, and the deciding factor wasn’t that he lived in New Jersey — it was that Oprah endorsed his opponent. The problem with that is, that puts her in violation of a federal contract law the pair still share as former colleagues.

Oz is suing Oprah for $400 million as a result of her breach of trust and professional defamation. Federal Magistrate Joseph Barron of the 131st District Court of Writs and Warrants signed the affidavit allowing the case to continue, which will now be filed in the Eastern United States District 14 Civil Court. Oz waived his right to a jury and will instead have the case decided by a Trump-appointed federal Judge, the Honorable Arthur Tubolls.

Legal analysts have weighed in with differing opinions. Some believe Oz is crazy to think he can prove Oprah cost him the election when he was “clearly a dick to a guy about his stroke on national television” and because he “hails from New Jersey, a state literally nobody who doesn’t live there cares for.” On the other side of the coin are those who think Oprah will hand him 40 or 50 million just to shut up.

Either way, it looks like Oz has found a way to keep himself relevant until he figures out where to move for 2024.