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.

“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 Murray30 million people will experience eating disorders — the CDC needs to help Mulvaney remarks on Trump budget plan spark confusion Overnight Finance: Mulvaney sparks confusion with budget remarks | Trump spars with lawmakers on tariffs | Treasury looks to kill 300 tax regs | Intel chief's warning on debt 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 Tech: Judge blocks AT&T request for DOJ communications | Facebook VP apologizes for tweets about Mueller probe | Tech wants Treasury to fight EU tax proposal Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand FCC to officially rescind net neutrality rules on Thursday 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 MurkowskiThe siren of Baton Rouge Interior plan to use drilling funds for new projects met with skepticism The 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump’s immigration framework MORE (R-Alaska), Johnny IsaksonJohn (Johnny) Hardy IsaksonFrustrated Republicans accuse Paul of forcing pointless shutdown Budget deal is brimming with special tax breaks House funding bill includes bipartisan Medicare reforms MORE (R-Ga.) and Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottAfter Florida school shooting, vows for change but no clear path forward GOP senator: FBI failure in Florida shooting 'a separate issue' from Russia probe Sunday shows preview: Russian charges, Florida shooting dominate coverage MORE (R-S.C.).

Puzder's confirmation hearing is scheduled for Thursday.