Karrine Steffans On Oprah Winfrey’s Childhood: “She Was A Hoe”


Karrine “Superhead” Steffans has caused many to raise their eyebrows when she took to Twitter Sunday (March 7) to draw a comparison between how some women have used the sexual abuse in their past to become smarter and stronger businesswomen and leaders.

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The 37-year-old then ruffled a few feathers when she referred to Oprah Winfrey’s childhood rape and the effects it had on her, as well as a few of Maya Angelou’s not widely known dark years.

Sensing her Tweets may have gone over a few people’s heads, Steffans–who recently married former Scandal star Columbus Short–explained that a woman’s storied past isn’t an indicator for what she can become.

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Winfrey has spoken in detail about her traumatic childhood while still hosting The Oprah Winfrey Show, and in 2012 while opening up for fellow talkshow host David Letterman for the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series in Muncie, Indiana, the 62 -year-old went into detail about being raped at nine years old, the physical abuse and the constant molestation which transpired between the age of 10 and 14.