Wendy Williams Addresses Health and Legal Battle with Wells Fargo – Interview with ABC News
Wendy Williams is responding to months of stories and speculations about her mental and physical health after being unable to return to her show for a 13th season due to health issues. Williams said she feels “comfortable” and “ready” to work again in an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America.”
In a phone conversation, she remarked, “Give me approximately three months.” “I have some personal matters to attend to, and then I’ll be ready to return and be free and ready to do my thing.”
The creators of “The Wendy Williams Show” revealed last month that the talk show would be canceled after 14 seasons. Instead, “Sherri,” a new series hosted by Sherri Shepherd, will take its place this fall.
Shepherd had been a fan favorite while stepping in for Williams, who was claimed to be out due to problems from Graves’ disease and a thyroid issue.
Wells Fargo is in a battle with you.
Williams is fighting a legal battle with Wells Fargo Bank, which blocked her accounts for two months during her severe health issues. She claims that this has made it impossible for her to meet her financial responsibilities, such as mortgage payments and staff salaries.
“They say I need someone to look after my account.” And that’s something I don’t want,” Williams remarked. “I’d like all of my money.” I’d like to see all of the money I’ve earned over the course of my life. It’s been my entire life. I am neither a liar, a cheater, nor a thief. “I am a trustworthy, hardworking individual.”
According to court filings, the bank has requested Wendy‘s conservatorship because it feels “she is the victim of undue influence and financial exploitation,” which Wendy denies.
Williams stated, “I want to spend more time with my family.” “And, you know, working out and waiting for Wells Fargo’s response to my financial condition.” And that irritates them. I’ve worked hard every single day, even when I had a minor cold.”
“I would still perform my program if I was unwell due of my back — or you know, when I got lymphedema and stuff like that,” she continued. But it went bad pretty soon, not for a long time, but very quickly, in terms of money.”
“We dispute any allegations of unlawful acts with respect to Ms. Williams’ accounts and are fully engaged in a court process to seek a settlement that is in her best interest,” Wells Fargo said in February in a statement to People magazine. Everything we do revolves around our clients’ financial well-being.”
I’ll be back soon.
Despite everything that has happened to her, the self-proclaimed “queen of the media” wants her admirers to know that she is returning.
“To my Wendy viewers, I’d like to say this: Keep watching because I’ll be back on the Wendy show larger and brighter than ever,” she stated.