Shortly after Vernon filed papers and decided to leave his wife of 12-years, Barbara, in June, she filed a counterclaim with all sorts of accusations ranging from adultery to his threatening to shoot her with a gun.
She also claims that Vernon and daughter Oprah are trying to forced her out of the $1.5M mansion she and Vernon shared and that Oprah is cutting her out of the storefront barbershop she bought for her father.
Barbara said, "He believes what he's told. His daughter doesn't care about the community. His daughter doesn't care about the barbershop. But I do,’
But an Oprah spokesperson told WSMV ‘Oprah purchased the property that was in foreclosure. Vernon Winfrey has been a fixture in the community for decades and will continue to manage the business on a day-to-day basis.’
For his part, Vernon says Barbara is 'guilty of inappropriate marital conduct' and cited irreconcilable differences as his reason for splitting.