Kevin Hunter claims The Wendy Williams Show producers refused to help a drug-addicted talk show host
Wendy Williams‘ Ex-husband Kevin Hunter is at odds with the producers of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ after the businessman claims they will not ‘sign off’ to support the legendary talk show host during her recovery from substance abuse.
The 50-year-old star told Page Six in a recent chat that Debmar-Mercury didn’t want to do anything that would divert Williams from her hosting duties. “Debmar would not support Wendy’s recovery efforts with the family,” Hunter told reporters. “They would not sign anything that would have helped their recovery efforts.”
The longtime TV producer admitted he joined Williams’ family and Debmar-Mercury representatives in an apparent intervention where they discussed the options available to help the “Think Like a Man” actress in her battle with alcoholism to support.
“They sat in a meeting with their entire family, including their mother, who has since died, and didn’t want to sign off on the recovery effort that would have helped Wendy get well and live and be sober,” Hunter told the outlet. “They were basically saying, ‘If you don’t stop drinking, you’re going to lose the show.’ “The procedure reportedly happened in early 2019 after Williams worked full-time while living in a sober home.
Last June, Hunter slammed the production company after Williams was dropped from the final episode. As previously reported, the talk show was canceled earlier this year and has since been replaced by The Sherri Shepherd Show, which will air this fall.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Hunter shared, “I feel like it’s a travesty for Debmar-Mercury to have such a short exit without Wendy involved.”
He continued, “A lack of professionalism throughout the process and in the way they let Wendy go out. After 13 years, the show has been a laughingstock for the last two seasons and the reasons for the show’s untimely end will come out very soon.”
The series, which debuted in 2009, was hosted by a slew of guest stars as the Emmy-winning actress struggled with health complications stemming from her Graves’ disease diagnosis.
The final episode aired Friday, June 17 and included a short video montage of memorable moments from the past 13 seasons and an appearance by Williams’ first guest on the show, actress Vanessa Williams.
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