JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey calls it "one of the most devastating experiences" in her life.
The talk show host spoke out this morning about the abuse scandal surrounding her school for girls in South Africa. She talked to reporters in South Africa via a satellite feed from Chicago.
Winfrey says she cried when she heard allegations that a dorm mother was abusing students at the school.
The woman (Virginia Makopo) is free on bail after being arrested and charged with 13 counts of indecent assault, assault and criminal injury.
Winfrey says the woman's contract with the school won't be renewed, and that the academy's screening process will be revised.
Winfrey says even though she wasn't directly in charge of the screening process, "the buck always stops" with her.
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