Wendy Williams is upset that a court has appointed her as a financial guardian in her lawsuit against Wells Fargo.
In reaction to the Sun’s report regarding a judge’s decision to appoint a guardian, Williams’ attorney told Page Six for “How You Doin’?” in a statement Friday that she doesn’t want anyone else to have control of her money.
“Please be advised that Wendy is not in agreement with the appointment of a financial guardian by the court. Wendy has been very clear that she does not want a financial guardian to tell her what she can and cannot do with her money,” La’Shawn Thomas said.
Thomas added that the talk show host, 57, “feels that she is capable” of hiring her own team who would work for her “and not the court.”
Thomas went so far as to suggest that Wells Fargo may have leaked the report “in an attempt to lessen the public outcry and regulatory scrutiny mounting around” the bank.
Although it is not known who has been appointed as Williams’ financial guardian, the shock jock accused her former manager Bernie Young of using her American Express card to hire an attorney to file a case against her in March.
Willams’ former financial advisor Lori Schiller allegedly caused Wells Fargo to freeze her account after saying she was of “unsound mind” to handle her affairs, triggering Young’s petition to become her financial guardian.
“Wells Fargo has no questions and answers regarding my money. This is not fair. And Lori Schiller and Wells Fargo has this guardianship petition about keeping me away from my money,” Williams said in a video posted to social media.
“This is not right and this is not fair.”
A spokesperson for Wells Fargo previously denied “any allegations of improper actions with respect to Ms. Williams’ accounts.”