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Oprah Winfrey targeted in bizarre land lawsuit

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May 15, 2014 | 10:31am EDT

Oprah Winfrey is facing a lawsuit over claims she has riled hikers by blocking trails through a piece of land she owns in Colorado. The TV titan purchased 66 acres of land close to the town of Telluride in March (14) and local resident Charles D. Goodman has now filed a lawsuit accusing the star and her associates of failing to protect access to footpaths. In the legal documents, filed at San Miguel County District Court, Goodman claims the trails through the land have been protected in previous sale deals and should remain open to the public. He tells TMZ.com, "I have no objection to Oprah to building a house. But I do not like the idea of being blocked off by gates and fences." A representative for Winfrey adds, "It is our hope that we can work together on a usage plan that is mutually agreeable."

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