After freezing her account and assets, Wendy Williams released a statement through her attorney following allegations from her bank, Wells Fargo, that deemed her as an “incapacitated person” last week. Apparently, the bank is awaiting a New York Supreme Court statement to clear Wendy as a mentally stable person.
Though Williams doesn’t have access to her accounts, she doesn’t have access to her show either. The Wendy Williams show continues to air with a revolving door of guest hosts. In the latest news, Sherri Shepherd will take over as interim host of the show in September and is in the works of receiving her show, possibly replacing the Wendy Williams slot.
Wendy Williams’ attorney, LaShawn Thomas, says in a statement, “On behalf of Wendy Hunter, professionally known as Wendy Williams, as counsel to her and her affairs, Wendy wants the world to know that she strenuously denies all allegations about her mental health and well-being.”
Williams has been on a hiatus from her show since July 2021. There have been multiple reports surrounding her absence, as the need for a temporary guardian.
The statement continues, “During this hiatus from the show, Wendy has employed holistic health professionals to help her reach optimal health during her treatment of Graves’ disease and thyroid concerns. It saddens Wendy that Wells Fargo has chosen to believe the allegations of a former employee who is upset because she no longer has direct and unfettered access to Wendy’s financial affairs…”
Variety has the complete statement. Williams denies all mental allegations and claims she is “fine.”
“Wendy wants you to know she is fine; she is of sound mind and disappointed about falsely circulated statements from an industry she has devoted her life to. Wendy is grateful for the love and the outpouring of support she has received from her fans, and she can’t want to get back…”
A Wells Fargo spokesperson talks about protecting Williams in a statement, “Wells Fargo’s priority is the financial well-being of Ms. Williams and the preservation of her privacy. As we have expressed to the Court, Wells Fargo is open to working with Ms. Williams’ counsel to release funds directly to her creditors for bills historically and regularly paid from her accounts.”