Cops Performed Welfare Check on Wendy Williams To Investigate Claims That Kevin Hunter Poisoned Her

Officers performed a welfare check on Wendy Williams after an anonymous call alleged that she was being poisoned by her husband, Kevin Hunter. 

Police reports state that authorities received a call in January from someone claiming to be an employee of Williams’ production company. On the call, the alleged employee believed Hunter had been purposely making the talk show host ill.

According to TMZ, two officers visited Williams’ New Jersey home in response to the call. Upon arrival, the officers were approached by Hunter, who was “hesitant” to let them inside because he said Williams was ill and “recovering from health problems.”

TMZ added that the cops explained that they were required to speak to Williams in regard to the welfare check and Hunter finally let them in.

In the initial report, officers said that Wendy Williams was in bed and covered in a blanket. Officers asked Hunter to allow them to speak to the host alone and Hunter didn’t want to leave the room.

An officer was eventually able to speak to Williams alone and made sure that she understood the claims against her husband. Officers asked Williams if she believed was being poisoned, and she allegedly responded, “Well, I’m very popular.” 

The reports shared that Williams told the cops she was recovering from a broken shoulder. However, after cops asked Williams about the accusations for a second time, she “became tearful, but denied any truth to it.” 

After investigating the caller’s claim and hearing Williams denial, the cops left. 

Kevin Hunter Hunter and Wendy
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About Retonjah Burdette

Retonjah Burdette is a publicist and published content curator from Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University in 2017, Burdette then went on to get field experience with one of the top entertainment PR firms in Atlanta. Since the start of her career, Burdette has worked with a number of actors, authors, entrepreneurs and independent artists. She has secured placements on media outlets such as TV One’s Sister Circle, Good Day Atlanta on FOX, V-103, CBS 46, Kontrol Magazine, KISS 104.1 and Rolling Out to name a few. In addition to her growth in PR, she is currently a writer for Baller Alert, a top platform for news and entertainment. In hopes of bringing the visions of others to life, she launched Girl Avant-Garde in 2019, a creative agency specializing in innovative content, branding and PR in entertainment. Her overall goal is to have autonomy over her creative thought process and to teach branding to new entrepreneurs and others pursuing a career in the public eye.

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