Wendy Williams ‘Not in Agreement’ With Being Placed Under Financial Guardianship

Wendy Williams on Dr. Oz (Credit: CBS Detroit/YouTube)

Wendy Williams is not happy a court has appointed a guardian to oversee her finances as her legal dispute with Wells Fargo drags on.

An attorney for the daytime diva told Page Six on Friday that Williams doesn’t want anyone else to control 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,” attorney La’Shawn Thomas said in a statement.

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The statement came after a New York judge on Thursday appointed a guardian over Williams’ finances until July, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Williams, who’s been vocal about her lawsuit against Wells Fargo, has accused the bank of wrongdoing.

The banking giant froze her accounts in February after it claimed she was an “incapacitated person” who needed a guardian. As the dispute continues, it’s reportedly affected her ability to make her employee payroll and mortgage payments.

In a video posted on her new Instagram account on March 23, Williams said it’s “not fair” that she’s been frozen out of her accounts and called out her financial advisor, Lori Schiller.

“My thing is that I’ve been asking questions about my money and when I began asking questions about my money, suddenly Lori Schiller has got no response regarding my money. I want my money. This is not fair,” Williams said.

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The author and talk show host also criticized her former manager, Bernie Young, and accused him of using her credit card to hire an attorney to file a legal petition against her.

“I know for a fact that Bernie Young used my American Express card to hire an attorney to file a petition against me. That was done with my American Express card,” she said. “You’re no good and this is not fair at all.”

She said there’s a doctor plotting with Schiller. “Then there’s this person… a former doctor… had medical information about me that I never even got! It was sent over to Lori Schiller. So I haven’t gotten this stuff.”

As previously reported, Debmar-Mercury — the producer and distributor behind The Wendy Williams Show — canceled Williams’ daytime chat show after its current season due to her ongoing health problems.

Since season 13 of the show launched on Oct. 18, 2021, Williams never made a single on-air appearance.

The original premiere date for the season was pushed back several times due to Williams contracting a breakthrough case of COVID-19, and complications from her previous diagnosis of Graves’ disease.

Multiple guest hosts filled in and Sherri Shepherd quickly emerged as a fan favorite.

A new show hosted by Shepherd will launch in the fall and take over Williams’ timeslot.