The cease-and-desist letter from Oprah's lawyer tells the fan to stop using her name and image on his Oprah for president Web site, The Smoking Gun reports.
Smoking Gun posted a copy of the letter on its Web site. In addition to the Oprah Web site, Patrick Crowe, 69, has also written a self-published book boosting an Oprah White House bid and maintains a toll-free Oprah hotline number.
"Ms. Winfrey has not granted you the right to use her name for commercial purposes, including to sell the book via the Web site and via the phone number," the letter says.
According to The Smoking Gun, Crowe, a retired Kansas City schooleacher, says he's not in it for the money, and that his Oprah for president drive has cost him about $65,000.