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Why One of Oprah's Defining Moments Was Getting Kicked Out

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In 2002, an audience member asked Oprah to share the defining moment of her life that set her on the path to becoming an icon and an inspiration to others.

"My mother sent me away," Oprah went on to say.

Oprah explained that when she was 14 years old, her mother tried to place her in a juvenile detention home, but the facility was full. Instead, her mother sent her to live with her father, who taught her a crucial lesson in accountability.

Watch as Oprah traces her "trajectory" back to this challenging time that changed her life forever.
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