It has been a tough year for famed talk show host Wendy Williams. The once happy-go-lucky queen of daytime’s financial troubles reportedly remain at a standstill. Williams had numerous health complications, lost her television show and has had trouble accessing her own money from Wells Fargo after the financial instituion froze her accounts. Since then, she’s subsequently being placed under financial guardianship. She’s reportedly still unable to access the funds and has been relying on friends to get her through.
Wendy is fed up with Wells Fargo
In Jan. 2022, Wells Fargo froze the account because they were worried that Williams had been the subject to “financial exploitation, dementia or undue influence,” despite her denying show.
Reports surfaced that she would have access after a New York Judge designated a guardian to oversee her funds, but that has yet to fruition.
Per tabloid The Sun, it is rumored she still can’t access the money that her staff is working for free because she cannot pay them personally.
“She gets money through the financial guardian, but it’s not like the level of money Wendy Williams would need to get by in New York City. Her manager is footing the bill for a lot of her personal upkeep right now,” a source told them.
In a previous video, Williams addressed the matter.
“My thing is that I’ve been asking questions about my money,” she said at the time. “And when I began asking questions about my money, suddenly [my former financial advisor] Lori Schiller has no response regarding my money. I want my money. This is not fair. And Wells Fargo has no questions and answers with regarding my money. This is not fair.”