Oprah's network provides Senate with tape of abuse allegations by Puzder's ex-wife: report
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Oprah Winfrey’s network has reportedly provided senators in both parties with a copy of an old episode of the “Oprah Winfrey Show” in which Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder’s ex-wife accuses him of assault.

According to a report by Politico, the decades-old video shows Lisa Fierstein in disguise discussing allegations of physical abuse against her former husband. Fierstein has since retracted her allegations, including in a recent letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Politico reported.

Puzder has denied the allegations.

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“I was hesitant,” Fierstein said in the letter to the HELP committee,“but encouraged by friends and became caught up in the notion of a free trip to Chicago and being a champion of women and women’s issues. I regret my decision to appear on that show."

But top HELP committee Democrat Sen. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayDemocrats turn on Al Franken VA slashes program that helps homeless veterans obtain housing: report The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE told Politico she was “deeply troubled” by the video.

"It was important for us to know all of the information about any candidate that comes before us," Murray said.

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Health Care: 3.6M signed up for ObamaCare in first month | Ryan pledges 'entitlement reform' next year | Dems push for more money to fight opioids Study: ObamaCare bills backed by Collins would lower premiums Right scrambles GOP budget strategy MORE (R-Maine) has also reportedly seen the video footage, according to the Washington Post, but she did not provide details about what was said on the tape.

"I am reviewing the other information that has come to light and I’m sure all of this will be explored thoroughly,” Collins said, according to the Post.

Collins is one of four GOP senators on the HELP committee who've said they are undecided on on President Trump’s pick for Labor secretary, along with Sens. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees Week ahead: Trump expected to shrink two national monuments GOP on verge of opening Arctic refuge to drilling MORE (R-Alaska), Johnny IsaksonJohn (Johnny) Hardy IsaksonSenate ethics panel wants details on sexual harassment allegations Senate leaders push tax debate into Friday Senate Ethics Committee opens 'preliminary inquiry' into Franken allegations MORE (R-Ga.) and Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees GOP senator: Trump shouldn't pardon Flynn Trump should fill CFPB vacancy with Export-Import chief MORE (R-S.C.).

Puzder's confirmation hearing is scheduled for Thursday.