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    Ex-Oprah Employee's Sex Scandal Suit Harps on Wrongful Termination

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    Joining the mile-high club will not be tolerated on Air Force O.

    A wrongful termination lawsuit has been brought against Oprah Winfrey and her Harpo Inc. by the media mogul's former stewardess Corinne Gehrls.

    Gehrls is firing back at allegations that she and married pilot Terry Pansing did the nasty during a flight with Winfrey on board her posh private jet—claims which resulted in their July 7 termination.

    Also named in the Chicago defamation suit are fellow flight attendants Myron Gooch and Kirby Bumpus—who happens to be the daughter of Oprah BFF Gayle King. The canned stewardess says the two "falsely told Winfrey and Harpo" that she and Pansing "had been observed having inappropriate intimate contact outside the cockpit of the plane."

    Gehrls has vehemently denied the allegations, going so far as to take—and pass—a polygraph test on the advice of her lawyer. Pansing reportedly did the same.

    Winfrey's former employee is seeking $75,000 plus costs, attorney's fees and other damages.

    A Harpo rep declined comment, saying that the company and Winfrey had yet to be served.

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