• Members of the online conspiracy group QAnon claim Oprah Winfrey was arrested for child trafficking
  • The group claims Tom Hanks was arrested also arrested and the claim he had COVID-19 is just a cover up
  • The deeper conspiracy claims COVID-19 is a cover for President Donald Trump to take down a human trafficking baby eating elitist cabal

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, the online conspiracy group QAnon continues to spread more bullshit online twice as fast. The group appears to be going all-in by making some of the most outlandish and ridiculous claims since emerging from the shadows of the Web. One of those claims being Oprah Winfrey was arrested for child sex trafficking.

According to online conspiracy theorists, Winfrey’s home in Boca Raton was raided for her role in a baby eating, child trafficking, elitist cabal. The theory appears to stem from a viral Facebook post that of course had absolutely no supporting evidence. The post claimed Harvey Weinstein had agreed to a deal where he would testify against Hollywood celebrities and “their involvement in the drug business, pedophilia, and child trafficking.”

The post included a list of celebrities, including Tom Hanks. Hanks has been a target of QAnon in the past and faced allegations of being a pedophile involved in the Pizzagate conspiracy. QAnon conspiracy theorist Liz Crokin posted a video in December to her YouTube accusing Hanks of being part of Pizzagate. The video has received almost 90,000 views.

Those deep in the QAnon conspiracy claim the COVID-19 outbreak is a cover for President Donald Trump to arrest all the elites involved in this child trafficking cabal. When Hanks and his wife recently tested positive for COVID-19, QAnon claimed they were arrested for child trafficking and the disease was just a cover story. Some people even believe Hanks is currently tweeting from a jail cell to keep the cover his arrest because of all the impending indictments. Yes, there are really people that believe this.

Early Wednesday morning Winfrey responded to the claims on Twitter after her fake arrest began trending on Twitter Tuesday evening. “Just got a phone call that my name is trending,” Winfrey wrote. “It’s NOT TRUE. Haven’t been raided, or arrested. Just sanitizing and self distancing with the rest of the world.”

On Monday, the conspiracy YouTube channel LIONS REPUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT shared a video to the channel’s over 63,000 subscribers titled, “O-P-R-A-H’S PROPERTY IN BOCA RATON HAS BEEN SEIZED.” The video has been viewed over 60,000 times. In the video, the man refers to Winfrey as “Boprah” for “suppression” reasons as he recklessly makes claims with no supporting evidence about the fictitious arrest and house seizure.


  1. […] Followers of QAnon use real events, such as the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein or Harmon’s video, as a foundation for wild conspiracies that seem to pick actors and politicians at random then accused them of being pedophiles. These accusations are typically backed by nothing more than a meme or a screenshot of a social media post. Even though the QAnon movement is riddled with misinformation, they have still been known to generate an impressively loud voice on social media. In March, Oprah Winfrey addressed false accusations on Twitter made by QAnon that she had been arrested and he…. […]


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