Officials say Extreme Makeover Jubilee House owner uncooperative

Barbara Marshall
February 17, 2014 12:58:05 PM PST
A Cumberland County judge has granted two motions filed by the state, which is claiming the owner of a Fayetteville facility for homeless female veterans is still being uncooperative with their ongoing investigation into the operation of that home called the Jubilee House.

On February 4, the state's Department of the Secretary of State filed a motion to permit limited disclosure, and a petition for Barbara Marshall to attend a deposition. The first motion will allow the state to hand over records of Jubilee House occupants to law enforcement in order for those women to be called as witnesses. The second will require Marshall to testify this spring, noting a difference in her statements to the state and local media reports regarding the Jubilee House.

Following a series of Fayetteville Observer reports, the state launched an investigation into claims that Marshall was turning away veterans, mismanaging money and living in the Jubilee House, which was famously featured on ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition Show in 2011. ABC/Disney is a parent company of ABC 11.

Marshall has always denied the claims. In December, she spent three days in jail for her refusal to turn over occupancy information to the state.  Once released, Marshall agreed to cooperate, but the motions files indicate the state still believes she is withholding vital records.

In a January interview with ABC 11, Marshall said she'd initially refused to hand over records, for fear the veterans' trust and privacy would be comprised.  Marshall also said she was receiving threatening digital correspondence from an anonymous sender, condemning her for her operation of the Jubilee House, and telling her to get out of town.

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