The interview with Lisa Fierstein has factored into the vetting of Puzder to serve as head of the Labor Department but is now seen as a less critical piece of evidence given that she recanted her allegations in a letter to senators in January. Representatives of Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network confirmed on Tuesday that they were contacted by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in January and asked about footage of an interview with Fierstein, who appeared in disguise to talk about domestic violence.
The episode was provided as part of a formal request for episodes of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that aired between 19 and dealt with the issue of domestic violence, according to the network."Approximately 20 episodes were made available for the committee members to view in confidence," a network spokeswoman said in an email.
The judicial system would say that,' Were there any witnesses? They know better." about domestic violence available to the HELP committee as part of its confidential investigation into a Cabinet nominee.
"Two weeks into the relationship, I felt he was strange.
I was at the top of my game, but I didn't feel good inside." Banks also talked about interviewing Rihanna and Brown and how they shared their experiences growing up in abusive homes.
"If you're getting beat up by a woman, run away, call the police, get something between you and her. I can't tell you how much I agree with that." Do you agree that self-defense is not an excuse?
In a special episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," the host addressed the alleged altercation between Chris Brown and Rihanna by talking about domestic violence with teens who have been in abusive relationships.