Oprah Winfrey’s best friend Gayle King is being sued by a famous matchmaker who claims she hooked Gayle up with a bunch of “attractive, fit, and wealthy men,” but Gayle reneged on her promise to put her on “Oprah.”
Orly Hadida (aka Orly the Matchmaker) claims 2 years ago she made a deal with Gayle to provide her with matchmaking services. According to the lawsuit, Orly waived her $500,000 fee, and in return Gayle promised to get Orly a guest spot on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Orly alleges she spent hundreds of hours hooking-up Gayle with 5 men — all fabulous. Orly claims Gayle went on several dates with more than one of the men.
The lawsuit states, back in May Orly panicked, realizing Oprah’s show was coming to a quick end. So she says she sent Gayle an email, saying since she clearly wasn’t going to appear on Oprah she wanted to get paid.
Gayle’s manager has not commented on the lawsuit.