Douglas Silverstein of Kesluk, Silverstein & Jacob filed a lawsuit against Oprah Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King, on behalf of Orly Hadida, a professional matchmaker who claims King reneged on an agreement to get “Orly the Matchmaker” an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the Courthouse News Service reported on September 22, 2011. Hadida’s suit in Superior Court claims breach of contract, unjust enrichment and fraud after the matchmaker set the O Magazine editor-at-large up with “at least five introductions to attractive, fit, and wealthy men that fit within defendant’s detailed specifications” and waived her usual $500,000 fee in exchange for the promotion of a guest spot on Winfrey’s show.
According to the News Service, Hadida’s complaint alleges that in addition to the five introductions provided, King “went on several dates with more than one of these men” and four of the five introductions occurred in California. Attached to the complaint was a May 9 email from Hadida to King in which the matchmaker claimed she had “invested hundreds of hours” over a decade of work “searching for potential mates,” and sought payment for “Orly’s Multi-Millionaire U.S.A. Search” and “Orly’s High-Profile Billionaire Worldwide Search” programs when she realized Winfrey’s final show was approaching.
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