Wendy Williams has finally weighed in on the Wells Fargo controversy, and she’s had enough of people speaking for her. The talk show host — currently embroiled in a dispute with the banking giant about needing a guardian to oversee her finances — is claiming that she neither needs nor wants what they’re suggesting.
In other words, run her the money!
“They say that I need somebody to handle my accounts, and I don’t want that. I want all my money,” she said in an interview (per The New York Post). “I want to see all my money that I worked hard for my entire life. My entire life. I don’t lie, and I don’t cheat, and I don’t steal. I am an honest, hardworking person.”
And she further insinuated that people wanted control of her accounts because of how much money she had in them.
“Well, you know, when people want control of their accounts, they say anything, including something crazy like that about me,” Wendy Williams said after filing a restraining order against the banking giant. “I want to spend more time with my family, and, you know, working out and waiting for the responses to my money situation and Wells Fargo, and they don’t like that.”
This is a claim that was further supplanted by LaShawn Thomas, a lawyer for Wendy Williams, who “strenuously” denied the allegations of her compromised mental state.
“Wendy wants the world to know that she strenuously denies all allegations about her mental health and well-being,” he said to the outlet back in February 2022.
Is Wendy Williams being exploited?
As AfroTech previously reported, there have been reports that Wendy Williams has been exploited.
But, naturally, Wells Fargo categorically denies the allegation.
“We deny any allegations of improper actions with respect to Ms. Williams’ accounts and are fully participating in a court process to reach a resolution that is in her best interest. The financial well-being of our clients is at the heart of everything we do,” the bank said in a statement to People, per AfroTech’s previous report.
What’s more, Wells Fargo — through its attorney, David Pikus — referred to Williams as an “incapacitated person” who is the victim of “undue influence and financial exploitation.”
What is Wendy Williams' net worth?
As AfroTech also previously reported, Wendy Williams has come a long way from her early radio days. When she started, she was making only $4 an hour. Today, she has an estimated net worth of over $40 million.
Did "The Wendy Williams Show" get cancelled?
On March 17, 2022, Wendy Williams claimed she was returning to her eponymous talk show despite previously published reports suggesting otherwise.
“This is what I would to say to my Wendy Watchers: Keep watching because I’m going to be back on the ‘Wendy Show’ bigger and brighter than ever,” she told “Good Morning America.”
This is despite reports from places like the New York Post that suggest that Sherri Shepherd would be taking over the hosting duties.
Is Wendy Williams okay?
Though she suffers from Graves’ disease, Wendy Williams says that she’s okay.
On Feb. 16, 2022, Williams posted an update to Instagram featuring a video of herself on the beach in Miami, FL.
“It’s a beautiful morning!” she wrote, and she seemed to be in high spirits.
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