Oprah Winfrey "victim of racism" in Switzerland

Aug 09, 2013, 04:15 AM

US talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she was the victim of racism during a recent visit to Switzerland: http://bbc.in/18ezoy9

She alleges an assistant refused to serve her in an upmarket handbag shop in Zurich.

The claims follow a political row over plans by some Swiss towns to ban asylum-seekers from some public places, which human-rights groups say are akin to apartheid.

Our correspondent Imogen Foulkes spoke from Berne to BBC World Service's Newsday programme.