FRANKLIN – Oprah Winfrey’s stepmother says she is fearful for her safety because of Vernon Winfrey’s temper and that he and TV icon Oprah Winfrey are conspiring to throw her out of the couple’s $1.49 million home north of Franklin, divorce records show.
The allegations are part of the counter claim filed Monday morning in Williamson County Chancery Court by Barbara Winfrey, who is the second wife of Vernon Winfrey
Late last month June, Vernon Winfrey, 79, filed for divorce against Barbara Winfrey, claiming she was “guilty of inappropriate marital conduct” and irreconcilable differences.
The couple were married June 17, 2000 in Nashville. It is Vernon Winfrey’s second marriage and Barbara Winfrey’s third.
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