London, Oct 2 : Oprah Winfrey's mother is countersuing the owner of a high-end Wisconsin fashion store, after they filed a lawsuit against her for not paying a huge bill of purchases.
Bosses at Valentina Inc. claimed that Vernita Lee has been enjoying perks from the store and special deliveries since the beginning of 2004, and has not been paying for them. Lee had to pay 1,080 pounds EMI to the store for settling her enormous bill, reports The Daily Express.
But she has now decided to contest the bill in the court, insisting store officials shouldn't have extended her credit.
Lee filed her counterclaim on Sep 26 claiming the store took advantage of her "lack of knowledge, ability, and/or capacity" when offering her more credit.
It's been said that Lee resolved a similar case with the store in 2002, in which bosses at Valentina were banned from increasing Lee's in-store credit limit.