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Winfrey meets family of first girl to complain of abuse at her school

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) - Oprah Winfrey has met with the family of the first student to complain of abuse at her elite school for disadvantaged South African girls.

The Mississippi native has even invited the girl to return to the academy.

People magazine quoted the father of the girl as saying they met for two hours with Winfrey on Sunday at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. He said it was their first meeting since they had withdrawn their daughter from the school after staff ignored her complaints.

A spokeswoman for Winfrey, Angela de Paul, confirmed the meeting and its purpose. The school had been heavily guarded over the weekend.

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