Although Kelly-Brown claimed the diaries hid some important secrets, Winfrey voiced her refusal to turn over the private diaries, according to RadarOnline.com. The media mogul’s resistance is the latest chapter in an ongoing lawsuit against her by Kelly-Brown.
Kelly-Brown is suing Oprah over her use of the term “Own Your Power,” to which she says she has claim. Lawyers for Kelly-Brown recently filed documents asking for a two-week extension of the discover period. The request was met with quick resistance from Winfrey’s attorneys, who issued a response via a letter to the court that insisted the suit move ahead as originally scheduled.
The letter, which was obtained by Radar, stated that “Defendants have abided by all deadlines and done everything to accommodate the preferred schedule within the parameters of the Court’s expert discovery deadline … No extension is warranted, and any extension would prejudice Defendants.”
Winfrey’s attorney’s noted in the letter that Kelly-Brown is actually engaged in “gamesmanship,” while demanding last-minute teleconferences, and requesting for a change in the time and/or location of scheduled depositions.
What’s more, Kelly-Brown’s attorneys had asked the court to “compel production of ‘Ms. Winfrey’s personal, professional journal or diary entries’,” but Winfrey’s attorneys insist in the letter that that won’t be happening.
“Ms. Winfrey examined her journals and there is nothing relevant,” the letter stated as the attorney closed the letter with a “request that the Court deny the Plaintiff’s request for an extension of discovery …”
On Friday, a judge denied Kelly-Brown’s motion to extend discovery by written order entered on the docket on March 14, RadarOnline reports.