He was prosecuted and convicted of negligent homicide. In November 2011, he got two years in prison.
Oprah bears much responsibility. She promoted what she should have condemned. She did so more than once. It's not accidental. She often featured disreputable guests. Some were high-profile.
In May 2009, Newsweek magazine headlined "Live Your Best Life Ever!"
Oprah interviewed actress Suzanne Somers. She discussed her way of staying young. She follows a risky regimen. It's over-the-top and dangerous.
She wants to live to 110, she said. She's doing all she can to do so.
"That was apparently good enough for Oprah," said Newsweek. Medical experts said her way risks heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and cancer.
National Women's Health Network executive director, Cynthia Pearson, said:
"It completely blew me away that Oprah would go to (Somers) for advice on this topic. I have to say, it diminished my respect."