MILWAUKEE - Oprah Winfrey's mother says she shouldn't have to pay a nearly $156,000 debt to a high-end fashion store because store officials shouldn't have extended credit to her.Holy cow. What could possible happen in Milwaukee that would require $155,000 of lavish garb?
Valentina Inc. alleges that Vernita Lee of Milwaukee racked up $155,547 in purchases and interest as of July 1. The company sued, saying Lee fell behind in minimum monthly payments of $2,000. Lee filed a counterclaim Friday contending that Valentina took advantage of her "lack of knowledge, ability, and-or capacity" when creating her credit account.What, did mom's allowance run out or something?
Court papers say Lee resolved a 2002 case with the company over a $175,000 bill. The resolution prohibited Valentina from extending further credit to her.Let me rephrase that - what could possible happen in Milwaukee that would require $330,000 of lavish garb?
Oprah should either let her mom use her credit card, or it's time to put mom in the guest bedroom for the foreseeable future. Either way, Oprah can easily find $156,000 in some purse laying around her compound somewhere and set it all right with the store, at least until mom leaves the house again.