Tears streaming down her face Barbara Winfrey takes stock and surveys the empty space inside the vast $1.4 million mansion.
The 66-year-old grandmother yesterday said goodbye to the impressive five-bedroom property in Franklin, south Nashville – a place she has called home for 14 years, and MailOnline captured the moments of her emotional farewell exclusively.
She had until midnight to vacate the house after being booted out by talk show queen Oprah Winfrey. Barbara was evicted following a bitter 18-month divorce battle with the star’s elderly father Vernon Winfrey.
And the former high-school vice-principal – who is now homeless and facing the prospect of living in motels – believes Oprah had a ‘personal vendetta’ against her and deliberately tried to ‘destroy’ her life.
In an exclusive interview with MailOnline an emotional Barbara said: ‘That woman has set out to ruin me, destroy me. To take this house away is petty, this has been my home for 14 years.
‘Oprah’s a billionaire three times over, her help live better than this. She said publicly that she offered to sell the house and give me the proceeds, but that’s a lie, she never said that.
‘Oprah owns property all over the world so there is no reason to sell this house other than to spite me, it’s a personal vendetta.’
Barbara’s stinging attack is reinforced in bombshell legal documents seen by MailOnline and revealed for the first time today.
The legal papers claim Oprah took part in a ‘conspiracy’ to force her father to divorce Barbara and kick her out of her home. The chat queen is said to have attended ‘secret meetings’ with dad Vernon during which they plotted to get Barbara out of the property.
Vernon has denied those claims.