After Wells Fargo froze her accounts amid allegations she may be incapacitated, Wendy Williams is hitting back, saying her mental health is just fine.
According to a statement from her lawyer, LaShawn Thomas, “Wendy wants the world to know that she strenuously denies all allegations about her mental health and well-being.”
Williams was cut off from her financial assets after her former financial adviser, Lori Schiller, claimed she was not of sound mind and may be the victim of financial exploitation, USA Today reported. The talk show host has been absent from her TV show since July 2021 due to health complications from Graves’ disease, a thyroid illness.
“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,” her lawyer’s statement continues, further declaring, “Wendy can’t believe that Wells Fargo has wrongly denied her access to her funds without justification.” The statement also says “Wells Fargo’s alleged suspicions were never raised until Wendy made it known that she no longer wanted to bank at Wells Fargo due to the bank’s mishandling of her complaints against her advisor.”
Williams has reportedly filed a restraining order against Wells Fargo in order to regain access to her funds. The bank has denied allegations of improper action.
Thomas’ statement adds, “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,” and that she’s “grateful for the love and the outpouring of support she has received from her fans and she can’t want to get back.”
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