Was Wendy Williams ‘date-raped’ by Sherrick? Singer’s widow slams TV host's shocking allegations: ‘Why now?’

Wendy Williams is all geared up for the release of her biopic titled ‘Wendy Williams: The Movie' and she is spilling some dangerous secrets


                            Was Wendy Williams ‘date-raped’ by Sherrick? Singer’s widow slams TV host's shocking allegations: ‘Why now?’
Sherrick and Wendy Williams (YouTube/Getty Images)

TV host and writer Wendy Williams is all geared up for the release of her biopic titled ‘Wendy Williams: The Movie.’ The film, which will hit the streaming platform Lifetime, is already making news after Williams opened up about her alleged sexual assault by late R&B singer Sherrick. The 56-year-old media personality recently sat for a panel discussion in order to promote her film where bared the details about the alleged incident of her getting “date-raped” by the R&B singer who died in 1999. 

TV show host Wendy Williams appears at the 13th Annual Operation Smile Event Hosted By Kate Walsh With Special Guest Eli Manning Honoring Johnson & Johnson And Barbara Majeski & Family on May 14, 2015 in New York City. (Getty Images)

What did Wendy Williams reveal?

Speaking to the reporters at her movie event, she shared, “He mesmerized me with his twinkling eyes. He flipped the interview around to where he was interviewing me — I was just gaga over this man and he asked me to go to an opening party, an album release party, with him that night,” as reported by People magazine. She further said, “And before the party, I was date raped by him.” 

Wendy Williams attends Apple TV+'s "The Morning Show" World Premiere at David Geffen Hall on October 28, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Continuing speaking on the matter, Williams also revealed that she was also date-raped when she was in college adding, “Those types of things happen to girls all the time. And they've been happening a lot, to a lot of our mothers, grandmothers, great-great-grandmothers and their great-great-grandmothers, too.”
 

Sherrick’s widow reacts to allegations

Reacting to Wendy’s shocking allegations, late singer Sherrick’s widow Lynne Conner Smith told Page Six that Williams should let Sherrick “rest in peace,” as the man she loves “is not here to defend himself.” She said, “Sherrick was a beautiful man, a genius with a voice like an angel. We have three amazing children. This is quite painful to not only us but his nieces and siblings.”  

Smith also questioned the timing of the talk show host's allegations. Speaking about the same, she said, “Why would Wendy not call the police if it were true? Why did she go out with him? We have questions, too!” adding that it is hard to believe and “Why now?!”

Smith’s family also spoke in a separate official statement given to the same publication. It read, “The man that others knew as ‘Sherrick’ passed away 21 years ago. He was loved and adored by his family and we miss him every day. As I will never minimize or dismiss the horrid actions of sexual assault, I am saddened that Ms. Williams feels the need to publicly make these allegations when the man she is accusing is no longer on this earth to defend himself. Our family does not know Ms. Williams and are not aware of any relationship or encounter they may have had.”

Wendy's biopic is set to be released on Lifetime on January 30, 2021, 8 pm ET and will reportedly feature the incident. The film will also follow some of the TV personality's toughest times, including her struggles with substance abuse and her divorce from longtime husband Kevin Hunter. Wendy has executive-produced the biopic and has stated the movie was an opportunity for her to clarify some misconceptions about her and present the truth. "I was able to clear up half-truths and untruths," she told reporters. "Just when you think you know, you watch a biopic and you learn a whole lot more — and for mine, I wanted to be very truthful." 

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