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The ongoing drama that is the divorce case of Oprah Winfrey’s father and step-mother now has a new twist. The talk show queen’s parents, Vernon Winfrey and Barbara Winfrey, still have a legal battle going on but now it is being reported that Davidson County Sheriff’s deputies will be evicting Oprah’s step-sister, Ashley Williams, along with Williams’ five year old daughter.
Ashley Williams is Barbara Winfrey’s daughter from a prior marriage.
In July, Phoenix Trust II, which is allegedly funded by Oprah Winfrey, paid $475,100 to stop foreclosure on Vernon Winfrey’s barber shop and the Chateau Valley house that Williams is now being evicted from.
According to Barbara Winfrey, the Phoenix Trust II also owns the home that she lives in in Williamson County.
It is expected that this week, Ashley Williams and her daughter will be evicted by deputies from the Chateau Valley property.
Barbara Winfrey is reported to be very angry that her step-daughter could be a billionaire and still remove her own family members from the home they live in. She said,
“Oprah has always been about supporting women and helping them take care of themselves. She goes to South Africa to take care of children in need. Why would you set a child out on the street? … It looks like she’s being a bully. She’s the one with the money and the power.”
Barbara Winfrey claims that she’s made attempts to speak to Oprah on the phone but has not been successful. She said,
“She will not talk to you. She doesn’t talk to little people. I’ve called her three times. She will not respond.”
Barbara Winfrey is still embroiled in a legal battle with Oprah’s father and she is fighting to make sure that Vernon Winfrey continues to pay for their mutual bills and expenses at their Franklin home during their divorce. The interesting part of her request is that she acknowledges that her husband is being supported by his famous daughter but she still insists he should support her.
Vernon Winfrey declared in court documents that he’s overdrawn on his personal checking account and his barbershop only clears $282.33 a month after expenses.
Because Barbara Winfrey is still living in the home that is owned by her queen of talk step-daughter, she says she is nervous she may be evicted as well, saying, “It wouldn’t surprise me.”