Wendy Williams’ Legal Guardian Files Lawsuit Against Lifetime Two Days Before the New Documentary

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 28: Wendy Williams attends the Apple TV+’s “The Morning Show” World Premiere at David Geffen Hall on October 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Wendy Williams’ guardian, Sabrina Morrissey, has taken legal action against A&E Television Networks, the parent company of Lifetime. The lawsuit comes just before the release of a documentary titled “Where Is Wendy Williams?” This film delves into Williams’ life and her challenges with guardianship, transitioning from what was initially framed as a comeback story to highlighting her health battles.

Wendy Williams is known to grapple with several health issues, including alcohol addiction, Graves’ disease, lymphedema, primary progressive aphasia, and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

These conditions have significantly impacted her life and career. She has been in a facility since April 2023 receiving treatment for cognitive issues. It’s been disclosed that she was diagnosed last year with aphasia and FTD. Her son suggests her cognitive decline may be attributed to alcohol-induced dementia.

Morrissey’s lawsuit was filed under seal two days before the planned premiere of the documentary. The suit claims Morrissey has unfettered access to Williams. According to PEOPLE magazine and TMZ, this legal move aims to address concerns regarding the management of Williams’ affairs.

Mark Ford, the executive producer of “Where Is Wendy Williams?”, stated that all parties involved had approved the project. This includes Wendy herself, her management team, her attorneys, and the guardianship. Filming for the documentary spanned from August 2022 to April 2023.

Family members express their frustration and sorrow over Wendy’s situation. Kevin Hunter Jr., Wendy’s son, points towards her drinking as a possible cause for her alleged alcohol-induced dementia. Wendy’s sister Wanda echoes a sentiment of confusion and loss regarding their inability to see or connect with Wendy.

The recent announcement about Williams’ diagnosis sheds light on her specific health struggles: primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia were confirmed earlier on Thursday before this reporting.

The conflict surrounding Wendy Williams is set against a backdrop of legal challenges, personal struggle, and public interest. As events unfold further developments are anticipated, especially with a hearing date related to the lawsuit set for next week.

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