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Oprah

Dad Schemed To Screw Stepmom Out of Barbershop

11/1/2013 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Oprah Winfrey
's adulterous dad tried to screw Oprah's stepmom out of profits for the sale of their barber shop ... and the judge may be insinuating Oprah was in on it.

In divorce documents -- obtained by TMZ -- Vernon and Barbara Winfrey filed dueling petitions for divorce, but the judge granted hers and rejected his ... on grounds he was an adulterer and engaged in "inappropriate marital conduct."  Translation ... he chased her around with a gun during a fight.

According to the docs, Vernon put the barbershop into foreclosure.  Once that happens, the real owners generally end up with zilch.  But according to the judge, Vernon KNEW Oprah would buy the barbershop out of foreclosure, which would then squeeze Barbara out and he would end up with title once she gave it to him.  And that's exactly what happened.

Sources tell us ... 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. 

Short story ... the judge seems to be suggesting Oprah may have been in on her dad's plan to ace Barbara out of money in the divorce.

We tried reaching Oprah for comment but we were unsuccessful.

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greatactor    

As if oprah has the time or interest to engineer some elaborate plot to screw some nobody out of a worthless barbershop. Harvey Leven and TMZ are just desperately clinging to any excuse to trash a successful black woman to pander to their racist readers and because they're racist themselves. And the stepmom probably only married him because she smelled money so no wonder he chased her out of his house. And for TMZ and Harvey Levin to even smear Oprah's senior citizen father who worked hard his whole life shows they truly are s***.

265 days ago
17.

Truth    

SRUSLY, WTF WUD THE STEP-MOM WANT A BANKRUPT BUSINESS? JUST CUZ FAT O IS FINANCING A LOSING BUSINESS ON BEHALF OF THE DAD DOESNT MAKE IT PROFITABLE. BITCH IS FINANCING THE SHOP JUST TO GIVE THE DAD SOMETHING TO DO TILL HE DIES... WTF WUD STEP-MOM GIVE A ****?? #TRUTH!!

265 days ago
18.

Truth    

OPRAH GIVES HER DADDY $100K PER ANNUM. THAT'S WHERE THE MONEY IS AT NOT THE F*CKING BANKRUPT BARBERSHOP. #TRUTH!!

265 days ago
19.

Shakia Williams    

So what, that is her Dad! It's completely understandable that she would support a member of her immediate family. Regardless of the issue! If they're going to throw out there that he's an adulterer maybe they should investigate if that resulted living within an unhappy marriage. People cheat all the time, but why is it wrong that he had help salvaging something that he valued?

265 days ago
20.

NOT ELMO    

THEY ARE SOOOO BEAUTIFUL.....

265 days ago
21.

-listen up-    

if true, O has some explaining to do. but the O i know would not back a man who would act like that. Even if it is her father.

265 days ago
22.

Melly    

Why is she on every cover of that annoying magazine? So weird. She scares me. I think shes a lying narcasistic closet lesbian. Stedman, yeah right. No one believes that anymore.

262 days ago
23.

Talent tha Barber    

Funny how things get twisted.. I work at the barbershop, can't believe the stuff that's been said smh . anyways follow my work on instagram @TALENT615

261 days ago
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