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REPORT: Oprah Winfrey Bought Father's Nashville Barber Shop To Keep From Stepmom

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- According to a TMZ report, documents suggest Oprah Winfrey may have been in on her father's plan to cut his wife (her stepmom) out of money during divorce filings. 


According to the documents, Vernon Winfrey put his Nashville barbershop into foreclosure so that his then wife couldn't cash in on the business. But the report alleges Vernon knew Oprah would buy the shop out of foreclosure, thus making her the title owner. She could then hand the title over to her father once the divorce was over. 


TMZ says sources informed them that is what ultimately happened. "When the barbershop went into foreclosure, Oprah's trust purchased it and deeded it to O's dad and his business partner, leaving her stepmom in the cold."


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