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‘Oprah’ shows discuss abuse

Wed., Nov. 3, 2010

Oprah Winfrey is again taking on sexual abuse in a pair of shows she calls “two of the most phenomenal” she’s ever done.

Each of 200 men in “The Oprah Winfrey Show” audience will hold a photo of himself at the age when he says he was first abused, on Friday’s episode. Winfrey will be joined by filmmaker Tyler Perry and a psychologist who works with male sexual abuse survivors.

In the show’s second half, airing Nov. 12, the men will discuss abuse’s impact on their relationships as they are joined by their spouses, partners and girlfriends.

Winfrey, who has said she was abused, says she’s proud of the episodes and hopes they “can be an open door to freedom” for men who have suffered abuse.

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