In the first part of an explosive two-part interview Oprah Winfrey's former step-mother blasts Oprah as cruel and vindictive for tossing her out on the street…
From The Daily Mail
After 14 years of marriage to Oprah's father Vernon, Barbara Winfrey is being forced out of her marital home by Oprah, leaving her homeless.
'You say I never talk to you,' Oprah told Barbara in a birthday phone call. 'I'm talking to you now. You have until Monday to get out of MY house'
According to Barbara, ‘Vernon had been telling everyone he was unhappy with the marriage. He told Stedman and he told Oprah, so she came up with an escape plan I guess to get me out of the picture, make all the scandal of what he’d done go away.
‘The settlement they offered was the house that I had owned but lost, the car I’d had since 2004, with 110,000 miles on the clock and I had to sign a confidentiality agreement.
‘Vernon also asked for a chunk of my pension because he claimed I was the main earner in the household.’
At the time, Barbara’s daughter and five-year-old grandson were living in Barbara's old house, which is now owned by Oprah’s company.
When Barbara rejected the settlement, she explains, her daughter and grandson were told to leave the property.
‘That house lay empty and then it was sold. Tell me, what sort of person does that? I would have walked away quietly but she put my baby and my grandbaby out on the street. That made it personal.’Read the explosive interview at The Daily Mail