Oprah Bails Out Her Mom

Vernita Lee owed over $155,000 to Milwaukee boutique

By BJ Lutz
|  Tuesday, Nov 24, 2009  |  Updated 1:39 PM PDT
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Oprah's Big Give has apparently included her family.

The mother of the TV talk show queen has settled a lawsuit with a Milwaukee boutique over a $155,547 debt.  And TMZ.com reports that she has her mother to thank.

Details of the settlement will remain private, but word is that the high-end fashion store Valentina Inc. will receive a partial payment for what it is owed, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The store sued Vernita Lee in July 2008, claiming she owed them over $150,000. Lee countersued three months later, contending she shouldn't have to pay the debt because store officials shouldn’t have extended the credit to her.

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