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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls has brought in an elite team of professional investigators from America to probe claims of abuse by an employee, the school told News24 on Thursday.<br><br>
"We have engaged professional investigators of the highest standing from South Africa and the United States to conduct a fair and impartial inquiry into these claims," said school CEO, John Samuel.</td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Parents have complained about the strict visiting rules and diet regulations.<br><br>
Cellphones and e-mail correspondence are out of bounds during the week, and girls are only allowed to phone their parents at weekends.<br><br>
The maximum number of visitors per pupil is four once a month, and visits have to be approved by the school at least two weeks in advance.</td>
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I'm glad they are taking the charge of abuse seriously and that the truth comes out.<br><br>
Additionally, wow those are a lot of rules just to be a student there.
 

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I wonder why they are regulating them so strictly. I was under the impression that they wanted to help the kids and educate the people. This is really odd; there must be some reason for this.
 

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Ooh, I got an I told you so on this one.<br><br>
I generally like Oprah, and I had a bad, bad feeling about this from the beginning. Outside the wizarding world, I generally disapprove of boarding schools.
 

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well, I told you so is extremely inappropriate when we are talking about the sexual abuse of children <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Oh, I didn't mean that I knew, or even thought, sexual abuse would result. I just had a feeling that the whole project would go up in flames.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wonder why they are regulating them so strictly. I was under the impression that they wanted to help the kids and educate the people. This is really odd; there must be some reason for this.</div>
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You stole the question right out of my mouth. Why do they have that strict of a regulation. A two week advance notice for a famil visit?<br><br>
I would love to know more details of this.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You stole the question right out of my mouth. Why do they have that strict of a regulation. A two week advance notice for a family visit?<br><br>
I would love to know more details of this.</div>
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I agree. I'm sure with Oprah's weight history, she wants to restrict junk food... but honestly, I don't think that works in real life. Just makes the forbidden fruit all the more appealing. Much better to teach the girls how to make healthy choices that allow for the occasional treat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I don't get restricting the family's access to their daughters. I find that disturbing.
 
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