Oprah Winfrey’s home in the coastal town of Montecito, California, suffered damage after the deadly mudslides in California last month, but was not destroyed, despite the claims of several stories that went viral on Facebook over the past few weeks.
Winfrey shared in an Instagram post after the January mudslides that her property was “OK.” ”Some mud and minor damage that pales in comparison to what my neighbors are going thru,” she wrote.
More than 100 California homes were destroyed, many others were damaged, 21 people were confirmed killed and two others remain missing since the storm triggered the mudslides.
Several stories shared on social media that reported on Winfrey’s home focused on her Jan. 7 Golden Globes speech on the #MeToo movement and talk of her possible presidential candidacy.
This is part of The Associated Press’ ongoing effort to fact-check misinformation that is shared widely online, including work with Facebook to identify and reduce the circulation of false stories on the platform.