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Whoopi Goldberg Claims Fake News Story ‘Endangered’ Her Life: Actress Plans To Sue

First Posted: Mar 15, 2017 07:58 PM EDT
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Celebrities getting harassed via rumors and fake news have always been around; however, sometimes things go too far. Actress Whoopi Goldberg became the latest victim of a fake news story and she is claiming both her and her family's lives were "endangered" because of it. 

According to People, recently Navy SEAL widow Carryn Owens received applause at President Donald Trump's speech to Congress. Her late husband Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens was killed in Yemen. Following this, a website has falsely reported that actress Whoopi Goldberg has stated the widow appeared to seek attention.  

As per Mail Online, Whoopi Goldberg and her "The View" panelists discussed how this fake news has affected her relationships with the vets and their family. Moreover, it has also endangered her and her family's lives.

Whoopi Goldberg stated that the website that generated the false news, was created by someone who just wanted to see how quickly the made up stories will go viral. Many people believed the fake news, tarnishing the 61-year old's name.

The false post was taken down by the website after the backlash it received from Whoopi Goldberg. However, by then the damage was done and now "The View" host is taking steps to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else.

Whoopi Goldberg is working on to get some rules passed so that others don't get victimized by websites and tabloids that spread fake news. She also stated that if any website wants to involve someone in the fake news, that person should have complete knowledge about it. 

Whoopi Goldberg addressed the person who wrote the fake article about her and admitted that the person is in Costa Rica. She stated that clearly, the person doesn't care who gets affected by the news as long as it gets spread.

Whoopi Goldberg has also announced that she has been in contact with her lawyers regarding the matter. She is planning to sue whoever is responsible for spreading lies about her. 


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