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O's Mom: Paying Bills Not One of Her Fav Things

9/3/2008 4:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oprah's mom might have a lil' habit her daughter needs to know about.

Vernita Lee has allegedly rolled up a $150K bill since 2004 at a Brookfield, Wi. clothing boutique -- and hasn't paid it back. So now the store, Valentina, is trying to get its money the hard way -- in court.

The store's attorney tells the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel the Oprah-ma hasn't been making minimum monthly payments of $2,000 for some time.

Our question: Your daughter is the most powerful woman in showbiz, not to mention a billionaire. What gives? We called Mrs. Lee's lawyer, but haven't heard back yet.

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john    

Jeez, her mom is a huge fat turd. She must be spending all the money on Popeye's fried chicken and donuts.

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Jessica    

Yes, Oprah is rich, but Ms. Lee has not been the best mother to her. Oprah doesn't owe her anything. And Valentina is stupid for opening that line of credit. Lee probably told them that her daughter was famous and would pay them for anything she bought.

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jack    

its a good thing that the boutique doesn't sell big macks or whoppers. or maybe they do. was this the lane bryant boutique on 5th avenue???

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mimi    

Who cares? This is not news worthy. Just because she has a rich child does not mean that Oprah has to pay her family members bills nor does it show as a negative to Oprah. Start reporting some real news! You probably got some family members you could help but you don't.

2159 days ago
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OPRAH WINFREY    

I'M SO MAD RIGHT! NOW I COULD HAVE SPENT THAT $150,000 ON CUPCAKES, TWINKIES, MOONPIES, DINGDONGS, HO-HO'S, CHOCOLATE COVERED PIZZA, COOL WHIP SANDWICHES, GLAZED TACO'S, TRIPLE STUFF OREOS, AND SOME NEW SEXY UNDERWEAR FOR GAIL. SO PISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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UptownRazorback    

Oprah isn't responsible for her bills.... I agree with Posted at 5:21PM on Sep 3rd 2008 by jjjess10. She probably lied to get that amount of credit.

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Carol J.    

That's why she has racked up this dept. She thinks she is entitled to the items and thinks O is going to come to her rescue. I hope O doesn't fall for it.

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Lou Reed    

SOMEONE NEEDS TO CALL THE GOOD DOCTOR FOR A LIPO AND A BREAST REDUCTION. GEE HES EVEN A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY. MAYBE SHE CAN GET A DISCOUNT!!!!

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WTF    

Oprah forgot she is black, the woman must be mistaken.

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RReedy    

Well, now I see where Oprah got her bad looks....

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Zach's grandma    

I don't think anyone's relative should assume anyone reguardless of how rich they are should pay their clothing bills.
Utilities,food is one thing.
Grow up mama!

Zach's grandma

2159 days ago
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goals2bmet    

moms was wrong for that, however, O should do as she has been doing and take care of her mother.... and if she has a spending habit, then get her some help. 150K is a drop in the bucket for O

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northern gypsy    

hey...mom can always write a tell-all book...or...O.W. can pay it off to keep mommy-dearest mouth zipped...

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liz    

Oprah doesn't owe her Mother or the store anything.

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Liz    

I smell a huge lawsuit agaist TMZ.......................damn, you morons tell everyones business!



This post is not right and you might want to take it down!

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