Wendy Williams, a former talk show host, made an appearance in New York City following her ex-financial manager’s claim that she was left to die. Williams wore full makeup as she ran errands while carrying a green Chanel handbag and Louis Vuitton sneakers.
LaShawn Thomas, Williams’ former financial manager, told Page Six that her ex-Wells Fargo financial advisor, Lori Schiller, falsely contributed to a report that Williams’ son misused her American Express card. Williams allegedly fired Schiller for misconduct and is currently fighting her legal battles and Wells Fargo in court.
“THE REAL ISSUE IS THAT WELLS FARGO, THROUGH THEIR ADVISER, REFUSED TO GRANT WENDY ACCESS TO HER OWN ACCOUNTS, THIS INCLUDES THE RIGHT TO CHECK HER BALANCE,” SAID THOMAS. “NO BANK SHOULD HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DO THAT. NO ONE ATTEMPTED TO GAIN ACCESS TO ANY OF WENDY’S ACCOUNTS. THE WELLS FARGO ADVISER AND [FORMER MANAGER BERNIE YOUNG] WERE THE ONLY PEOPLE WITH ACCESS. … THEY LEFT WENDY TO DIE.”
Williams, according to Thomas, had no access to her funds and was forced to use her American Express cards for expenses such as grocery shopping. Kevin Hunter Jr., her 22-year-old son, and a team of doctors have been caring for Williams, according to him.
“‘He coordinated all her appointments, made sure she attended all appointments, cooked, and cleaned for his mother,” said Thomas. “Schiller locked Wendy out of all of her accounts,” Thomas said. “Restricted all access to every single account. Wendy was even restricted from going to the bank and personally withdrawing funds.”
Williams, 58, seemed unbothered about the drama as she boarded a yellow taxicab to run errands in a black Louis Vuitton shirt and cutoff blue jean shorts. Wells Fargo has denied all allegations of wrongdoing.