Media magnate Oprah Winfrey was ambushed outside the the Late SHow Studios by her "secret son" on Oct. 15.

Calvin Mitchell, who as a child was befriended by the billionaire, is now stalking the 61-year-old media tycoon.

Mitchell says he met Oprah at ABC Studios when he was only 12. He said he ducked past security and handed Oprah a cold beverage he grabbed out of an ice chest. Mitchell says Oprah was impressed by his determination and she took a liking to the spunky youngster.

The rest of the story is told only by Mitchell.

He claims Oprah took him into her inner circle and treated him like a son. He claims she took him for weekend getaways with her and Stedman Graham, her long-suffering boyfriend.

But Mitchell claims Graham wouldn't allow Oprah to move him into her magnificent Chicago penthouse with them.

Instead, he says Oprah paid for him to live at a Mississippi boarding school. But eventually, Mitchell says he became homesick and returned to Chicago.

After he dropped out of school, he says Oprah refused to have anything more to do with him.

She stopped taking his phone calls and banned him from Harpo Studios, he says.

Ever since then, the troubled Mitchell has stalked Oprah, demanding her love and affection.

With help of The National Enquirer, Mitchell flew to New York. and ambushed Oprah outside the Late Show Studio 2 weeks ago.

Mitchell claims Oprah's continued rejection sent him on a "downward spiral."

Oprah might need to take out a restraining order or beef up her security detail. This could get ugly.

This post was updated.

  • just being me

    Sad he should have stayed in school and followed the plan .. I am positive his life would have had a more positive outcome .. So I blame him !!!

  • mzwhang90210

    Dang.
    Dude is up there lookin like "'C'mon Oprah..just let me hold $3 baby.."

  • Monday

    Stay in school.

    Who wants to take care of a bum?

  • Smartypants

    I believe him. I know her type very well cuz some of my family is just like her. They do things for those they deem less fortunate in order to control them later on.

    Shame on her for doing him like that!

  • Smartypants

    Yes but it's his life. Her rejection says I only love you/provide for you if you do what I say. Despite what she thinks she is NOT his biological mother.

  • SayWhatNow?

    I really dislike when men wear braids, like get over it already dang!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    ...

  • MsSincerity

    He was that close to her? Her security team aint sh-it!!! I would've loved it if he popped her upside the head though. #b!tch

  • 1/8

    This is odd. How did he get that close to her? Oprah used to show up for her doctor appointments 4 security guards deep! ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yet another fool playing victim smh! I feel Oprah

  • MoniquetheGeek

    And his real mama out there probably encouraging this... $

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    No one owes you anything! Get a job like the rest the end.... This America

  • http://www.nicolaloves.com/ NicolaLoves

    That's why she could cut him loose. If someone has invested time and money in you and you don't want to put in the work, why should she let his lazy ass "hang out".

    Free elite education and he gives it up to return to the 'hood? She was helping him forge a future, he said "no", she said "bye". Oprah is grown, she's not trying to hang out with little kids. None of what she did was for her benefit!

    Good for her.

  • mzwhang90210

    She paid for his boarding school. (Tuition, books, etc.)
    He then showed his immense gratitude by dropping out of school because he missed his "affluent & productive" lifestyle back in Chicago *sarcasm* ....
    how is SHE wrong?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Sounds like he fu*ked up an opportunity of a lifetime to me

  • lyn Alexandra

    You can lead em to the water but you can't make em drink it..

  • mzwhang90210

    Harley..I swear I've seen your gravi countless times..but each time I BOL.

  • TheWildChild

    ?? The Big "O" better beef up her security, cause dude look misplaced in the head. ? At first glance I thought she was on a movie set with one of them "Harris Brothers". ?

  • lyn Alexandra

    Right, you know how many people would have killed to be in his shoes? !

  • Smartypants

    If she truly cared about him she would be in his life whether he agreed about his future or not.

    Unless there was an ulterior motive on her end which is entirely my point.

  • Sexy CJ

    He claims Oprah took him into her inner circle and treated him like a son. He claims she took him for weekend getaways with her and Stedman Graham, her long-suffering boyfriend; but Mitchell claims Graham wouldn’t allow Oprah to move him into her magnificent Chicago penthouse with them..........

  • Smartypants

    If she truly cared she would still be in his life. Unless there was an ulterior motive on her end. Which is my point.

    For her to act like she don't know him in the pic above shows how ruthless and callous she truly is. Like really after doing all that for him he not nothing to you?? Just cuz he exercised his agency about his life? I can't.

    Sure you can't justify his behavior but you can't justify hers either.

    Shame on her.

  • Sexy CJ

    Media magnate Oprah Winfrey was ambushed outside the Jimmy Kimmel Studios by her “secret son” on Oct. 15......

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Exactly. This guy is a complete idiot and needs to move tf on.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    This gravi gets the people going for some reason idk why ???

  • Renee Bee

    Oh yeah. His body language is irking the shyt out of me. #GitGoing

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    TMZ got receipts on black Compton coming out of the tattoo parlor so I guess it is real

  • Miany

    wait...wait... THESE two are BROTHERS????

  • Sexy CJ

    But Mitchell claims Graham wouldn’t allow Oprah to move him into her magnificent Chicago penthouse with them.......

  • TheWildChild

    Yes, ?? Steve and Wood Harris. ? I swear dude looks like Wood Harris ?

  • Sexy CJ

    I See U Stedman............

  • mzwhang90210

    I disagree. I've had situations like this. Not on such a grand scale...but I've tried to help folks too.
    And I'm sure Oprah felt (from his actions), that he wasn't capable of appreciating it.

    I'm sure she could've found ANYBODY to control, if that was her M.O.

    I think she just wanted him to make something of himself...and thought that by exposing him to a different lifestyle...it would help.

    When she saw he was not interested in bettering himself..only mooching...she washed her hands of him.

    I don't get the sense of entitlement on his behalf. At all.

    That's like me trying to help a homeless person by buying him a hot meal, taking him some where to get cleaned up...buying him a new suit and setting him up for a job interview.
    And instead of being grateful enough to take full advantage of the opportunity...he instead sells the suit...blows off the job interview...then comes back to me asking for more $$$. I guess if I REALLY wanted to help him...I'd keep giving him money???

  • Phatbootycutie

    True but u just don't give up on people like that tho

  • Smartypants

    Dude from Paid in Full has a Becky?

    His bro. from that Tyler Perry movie isn't that surprising but dang...lol

  • SpideySense

    He's not her kid. She did more for him than she had to. He needs to go away.

  • mzwhang90210

    Just last night..I watched something where Oprah said "When I was making $20,000/yr..folks wanted $50. When I made $50,000, they wanted no less than $500, and now nobody wants less than $50,000."
    That's like Oprah's stepmother Barbara. When she and Oprah's father divorced..Oprah told her that she had to move out of the mansion that Oprah had BOUGHT and paid for (and had kept paying monthly maintenance on). Oprah even offered to sell the place & give Barbara 1/2 of the proceeds. But noo...that wasn't good enough. Barbara wanted to stay in the mansion, talking about it was her home & she had emotional attachments. KNOWING she couldn't pay for the upkeep of the place.
    Now this dude uptop...she put him in a nice PRIVATE school..took him places he would've never gotten to go otherwise, but THAT wasn't good enough either???
    Ungrateful folks, I don't blame Oprah one bit. I would be like..."And YOU can kiss my a$$...and YOU can kiss my a$$...and YOU can kiss my a$$..."

  • TheWildChild

    Ha! Yes, I noticed that ???

  • Smartypants

    Look at it from an emotional standpoint. Not necessarily $$. He probably wanted emotional support from her more which she provided as long as he did what she wanted him to do. I think once he realized her game/her conditional support he moved back to Chicago.

    She took him in. He didn't ask.

    This makes Oprah seem like a predator of the worst kind.

  • MangoMama

    Where is her security? He could have taken her out, John Lennon style, right there?

  • Anonymouse

    He gave up on himself.

  • Crazy tee

    Yeah, she might need a restraining order. He is a grown a-- man who should be taking care of himself....

  • mzwhang90210

    Oprah doesn't strike me as the "nurturing" type. Not in the way that you intimate at least.

    She was impressed by his determination (to meet her). I can only suppose that she thought that meant that he'd be equally as motivated to do better in life, hence her lending her support.

    When she saw that she was wrong..she pulled back. I'm sure on an "emotional" level..she felt hurt and betrayed...and felt like she'd been played, despite her best intentions.
    I don't see her as a predator...I see her as a person who said "Fool me once...."

  • Phatbootycutie

    Yes your right oh well he messed it up

  • Empress

    He had an opportunity that he was not mature or socialized enough to appreciate. His family should have demanded he remain in school at 12. Oprah owes him/them nothing. What a waste. There are so many kids who could have thrived with support like that. It is difficult to just remove a child from challenging family dynamics and expect things to change. Although I did read Oprah helped the mother get a job when she met Calvin. I think he thought he had fast talked her and was looking for an easy way to Oprah's inner circle not into a classroom. Hmmmph! Go sit down Calvin, you aren't 12 anymore. On side note, "Oprah, will you be my auntie? I'll be good."

  • Sexy CJ

    Oprah paid for him to live at a Mississippi boarding school; after he dropped out of school, he says Oprah refused to have anything more to do with him.........

  • Smartypants

    We're making a lot of assumptions about him.

    School in a formal sense isn't for everyone.

    Like how we know he didn't learn a trade?? Why are ppl assuming in the pic above that he's begging? He could just be saying hi or even try to thank her.

    But people worship anyone or anything with $$$ despite how wrong they may be. No wonder everyone is messed up...smh

  • puppylove

    Let me just say I am mad at myself for going to Google to find out who black compton was then before I could type it I was like ohhhhhhhhh.

  • Empress

    I also disagree. She tried him in different schools, she helped the mother get employment, she bought them clocks when they said that was the reason he was always late for school. Calvin needs to accept personal responsibility. No matter what her intentions were he could have still benefited. What was his intentions when he went to tabloids with this story? I think Calvin was a bright bold 12 year old who charmed a billionaire. Unfortunately he will needs more than charm to survive. Perhaps he should learn humility. Maybe if he came to her as a man instead of a snake, with tabloids, she would have met with him.

  • puppylove

    You seem to be taking this personal like someone has done this to you before. Were you cast off and left for dead somewhere?

  • mzwhang90210

    Okay...why didn't he tell her.."Thanks Miss O...but I don't really feel comfortable at that school. I think I wanna repair air conditioners for a living. Can you please help me with that?"
    And...Oprah stopped dealing with him when he was a preteen/teen. He is now 35 yrs old!!! He could've just sent her an email, text, tweet..or left a heartfelt post on the "O" message board.

    Nah Smarty..I think you're over simplifying things. I honestly think that if he'd shown interest in ANYTHING...Oprah would've still helped him.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Wow. Never knew they were brothers.

  • Miany

    lol even with the last names, I never woulda guessed

  • Smartypants

    Girl whet?

    No I just have a heart...

  • PoP LOCK N DROP IT

    my OWN children bugged the f outta me on the money tip TIL i started last year just saying i don't have it cause if u looked @ me by the way 3 of my 5 was hittin me up for cash you'd think i am oprah :-( SOMETIMES children learn this behavior to be entitled to what others have and perpatuate the SHEITT out of it! my phone rings LESS from them HOWEVER im a Happy Goddess living my life like it's PLATINUM while becoming a self made billionaire Im Thankful I was shown who EVERYONE in the families / children and friends REALLY are now i can CLEARLY proceed forward in ALL my endeavors and help those that REALLY help me and genuinely LOVE me... that boy need to grow the FUKKKK UP and get a job ... lazy ungrateful azz nicca!

  • mzwhang90210

    Exactly!!!
    You've got people out there...that will take your kindness for weakness. They don't want anything out of life..but become indignant if you refuse to keep financing their bad choices.
    He thought he'd latched onto the $$ train....instead, Oprah kicked him in the caboose.

  • mzwhang90210

    Hey Soul!!!

  • PoP LOCK N DROP IT

    he got a taste of the GOOD LIFE and want it back BUT now he needs to make it happen on HIS TIME / HIS WAY!

  • PoP LOCK N DROP IT

    YES YOU DO! he a freakin free loader and that's HIS life NOT hers! AND he has REAL FAMILY to help him ... LoL .... where do people come from with this type of MOOCHIN AZZ THINKIN!?!?!?! yuckk

  • PoP LOCK N DROP IT

    that nicca went and wrote a plan to get back in her graces BUT he aint been doin NOTHIN worth poot BOY get outta here!

  • mzwhang90210

    I understand Smarty. And I too have a heart.

    But like I said above...I've been in a similar situation...kept giving somebody $$$, emotional support, opportunities that I funded..etc...and they kept doing absolutely NOTHING with it..except squandering the money and coming back asking for more, and more. Finally I had to turn my back on them altogether. And that was a BLOOD relative.
    So I OVERSTAND how/why Oprah would do it to a total stranger.

  • PoP LOCK N DROP IT

    you can tell people in this thread that just dont like oprah LoL ... she or he knows FULL WELL what's going on here that person posting just don't like oprah LoL .... so i wouldn't keep going back n forth cause @ the end of the day they mad cause they ain't got that oprah cash LoL .... that lazy azz nicca bets go get a job!

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    Everyone doesn't get the opportunity that Oprah has given to him, he should have followed through. With that, Qprah needs to fire her security team, because I can't believe he got that close to her smh.

  • mzwhang90210

    Andddddddd...dude is 35 NOW.
    A rusty 35 yr old grown arse man, still following Oprah around.
    Chile

  • harley_quinn2.0

    With cornrows ?

  • just being me

    Its not her that need to understand that its him .. She tried to help him but he rejected it so now he needs to understand she is not his mother and move on .. She owes him nothing more ..

  • BLOODBLOOD

    Don't come running now grown #ss #igga

  • MzFutureLCSW

    I LOVE men in "FRESH" braids.

  • mzwhang90210

    ha!!!!
    I know Oprah was thinkin "Man don't you see all this paparazzi around me...get away from me lookin like you're my dealer."

  • ?Sooo…Pretty?

    I agree! I was gonna say the same damn thing!

  • Maccabees Apocrypha

    I gotta give her credit that she tried to help him, but like most black men....actually, I take that back....like SOME bum asss black men just expect others to do everything for them, while they kick back and relax...

    Niggr get a job!
    The Bible says: he who does not work should not eat

  • Maccabees Apocrypha

    where is T.I. at?....you better come get this emotional nigga and give him a job

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Hey @mz@mzwhang90210:disqus! How are you this evening?

  • askquestions

    you sound crazy

  • Rachel

    You cant help nobody who aint trying to help themselves. Oprah cut him off immediately. He aint got nobody to blame but his birth mother. If he didnt realize the opportunity that was there for him, his birth mother should have. Oprah gave him the get lost busta cold shoulder.

  • Renee Bee

    Yes! All of this. You ain't never lied.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    35 year old man with cornrows is a failure. You can't take him serious.

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Good evening Mr.Greg,the fact he was able to get close enough for her to touch him.shows her security was obviouly just taking up space.just that quick and that easy real harm could have been done to the only person he was interested in-HER!scary...very scary.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    This is proof that we have no idea what Oprah is doing for the black community. Who knows how many Calvins there are in the US.

  • barbeez

    What? She doesn't owe him a damn thing.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I luvs you Whang.?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Hell she can pay my student loans off and I won't ever contact her again lol

  • Li

    Shame on the National Inquirer. Oprah needs better protection.

  • Li

    She's an entertainer. She probably did it for ratings. But Oprah doesn't have any kids. He should know better.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Hell he gave up on himself

  • mzwhang90210

    Ratings?
    It seems like nobody would've known about this..had HE not gone to the tabloids.
    Oprah didn't make this public...HE did

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    Hey what's up. Yeah you're right, definitely a scary situation.

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    Chile, Smartypants probably is Calvin's mom. Hey Ms.Mitchell.

  • askquestions

    You sound crazy too.

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    Yo Mammy!

  • mzwhang90210

    Stop stealing thoughts!!!

  • Mel

    The national enquirer is dead ass wrong for this how dare they do something like this just for a story. This dude could of attacked her tho what if he had a gun

  • BubblingBrownSuga

    I think I follow you on Pinterest.

  • Mel

    ???? " why u don't want me no moe"

  • Mel

    Lmaoo going mad hard bout he want emotional support naw he want monay

  • http://www.nicolaloves.com/ NicolaLoves

    Her ulterior motive was charity.

    She was just trying to show some random kid a better life. It's not about caring. Maybe something about him reminded her of someone else. He made the grown ass decision to drop out of school and told this to a woman who preaches education all damn day. What did he think would happen?

    Why would she support him? Why SHOULD she?

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Why can't great minds think alike? Why I gotta be a thief?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Enquirer ain't ish like never are they nor will they ever will be. I'd love to be a non stalking daughter of herns shoo.

  • Li

    You misunderstood my answer. Ratings for the Oprah show back when she helped him, not today.
    Oprah doesn't do anything that's not ratings and TV related. I'm sure there were good intentions behind her helping the boy, but part of it was also "ratings".
    Like her school in Africa.
    But he blew it, didn't he?

  • Renay Peters

    Grown arse man. Why don't he go after his bio family....Oprah owes him NADA!

  • Auditor

    Ain't still ain't appreciative!

  • Auditor

    Amen!

  • Auditor

    I went to a rich white school and lived in a side neighborhood (not the neighborhoods these rich white kids lived in), these kids drove bmws and mercedes to school, so i thought my Black ass was on par. My parents sat down with me around 15 (when the begging gets REAL) and said ninja this is what we bring in and this is what goes out...I said OH. Never begged for ish after that.

  • Auditor

    Exactly...why I can't mess with too many folks...ESPECIALLY them relatives...

  • Auditor

    Truth!

  • Auditor

    Me either...only women should have long hair (sorry my feelings)...

  • Auditor

    Naw we don't know the full story either. How do we know she didn't try multiple times to get him on track? After a while a bish got better things to do and life goes on...

    I've known many of people that just don't have a damn clue and can't get right...then wanna blame others for their problems. Gtfoh with that...

  • Auditor

    Speak!

  • Panamababy82

    Broke people love to tell wealthy people what to do with their money.

  • JENNYJONES1

    NO YOU MISUNDERSTOOD HER POINT B/C AS SHE SAID NO ONE KNEW ABOUT IT THEN AND WOULD NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT IT NOW HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR HIS GREED FOR MONEY OFF OF HER. SO WHERE'S THE DOING IT FOR RATINGS AT ON HER PART? THERE WASN'T ANY THEN OR NOW. SOME PEOPLE ARE UNGRATEFUL AND HAVE A HOOD MENTALITY WHICH WILL FOREVER HOLD THEM BACK. I'M SURE SHE'S LOSING NO SLEEP OVER THIS NOW OR WHEN HE & HIS MAMA WERE ACTING LIKE N*CCAS ON CP TIME & GHETT0...........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • WiserWords2

    He was a kid and some kids get homesick no matter what kind of lifestyle they had. It must have been hard for him living in two different worlds. I wonder how much emotional support Oprah offered him?

  • WiserWords2

    I agree. Oprah may not understand unconditional love. Maybe, her secret son, needed a second chance just like she needed when she was young and dumb.

  • WiserWords2

    That makes sense. However, if she felt betrayed, it was due to her expectations. He was a child.

  • SameoleJ

    The picture above doesn't say she doesn't know him, it reads (to me) that she is telling him to go away. Oprah owed this young man NOTHING, as she is not his parent. What she did, whether for ratings, charity or real kindness, was not a requirement and she didn't owe this to him. She provided him with a stepping stone to get out of whatever situation it was...he squandered the opportunity. How does him succeeding in life help her? How does sending him to school to get his basic education, mean controlling him? He dropped out and she said, "If you don't want to do the work.......okay!" I guess every parent in the world is trying to control their children by requiring they get an education?

  • SameoleJ

    And the Church said...Weeeeeeelllllllll!!

  • stav

    I agree!

  • stanhope

    Bad move teying to ambush Oprah. The little a-hole should be arrested for extortion.

  • stanhope

    Damn, you must be the same kind of delusional that says Jeb "nitwit" Bush is going to be president. Using your incredible logic,mshe should just open her checkbook and let him do whatever. That he tried this stunt says what kind of character he has as well how stupid. You think thousands of people have tired to get money out of Oprah?

  • Lindac

    He should be looking at her as a "mentor." If he looked at her like a "Mother" as he says, he would have listen when she told him to stay put in that school. No doubt, she was looking into what he was telling her. And if the school knew he was under O' they aren't trying to lose the the money that she is giving their school. At 12 years old, you learn that a hard head make a soft behind. He "blew it" all the way around. Now he needs to be a man and either go back to school or take up a good trade and go on with his life and let go of the "woe is me..." story.

  • Tru

    It's not her kid. She tried to help him, he didn't accept the help.