Daytime talk show queen, Wendy Williams, has reportedly asked a court to order her bank, Wells Fargo, to unfreeze access to her accounts.
In court filings, Williams accuses the bank of holding millions of dollars worth of her money for fear of “financial exploitation, dementia or undue influence.”
Her attorney argues that Williams’ former financial advisor told the bank that she “was of unsound mind.” The bank then quickly and temporarily froze all of her accounts and funds, per The Jasmine Brand.
Wells Fargo’s client agreement states that they have a right to “‘pause or reject instructions for a proposed transaction, pending judicial or administrative remedies, should they suspect financial exploitation, dementia, or undue influence,” which they are evidently exercising with Williams as their client.
Williams’ attorney also argues that the media maven has not attempted any transaction that would put the bank in a position to “pause or reject” access to her funds.
Rumors surrounding Williams’ heath have been circulating for months. Williams has not returned to host the current season of “The Wendy Williams Show,”, and a definite return date has not been announced.
Speaking to Page Six, a source claimed there is truth to all the claims that have surfaced on the blogs.
“The truth is a lot of the stories that you are hearing about Wendy are true and they are coming straight from the staff,” the source said weeks back. “It’s one thing to see what we have seen in the studio, but it’s another thing when certain staff members make it to her home … When the cameras and mics are off, the liquor comes out.”
However, a rep for Williams denied the reports.
“The health issues are inaccurate and any speculation about her not returning to the show is just that: speculation,” Howard Bragman told the publication.