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Oprah due in Philly for 2-week defamation trial

PHILADELPHIA (WKOW) -- Oprah Winfrey is expected to spend two weeks in Philadelphia defending a case linked to a sexual abuse scandal at her South African girls' school.

The trial is set to start March 29.

The talk show host's lawyers say in recent filings she must attend as a named defendant and has rearranged her TV production schedule to do so. She also appears likely to testify.

The case centers on remarks Winfrey made in suspending a headmistress amid the 2007 abuse complaints.

Winfrey had said she "lost confidence" in Nomvuyo Mzamane and was "cleaning house from top to bottom."

A judge this week refused to drop Mzamane's defamation suit.

A dorm matron was later charged with abusing six students.

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