Wendy Williams’ son Kevin Jr gets power of attorney as Wells Fargo freezes her accounts
Wells Fargo bank has reportedly frozen all the host’s accounts claiming she 'is the victim of undue influence and financial exploitation'
Wendy Williams has now taken the help of her 21-year-old son as her legal fight with Wells Fargo bank continues. The multinational financial services company has reportedly frozen all the host’s accounts claiming she “is the victim of undue influence and financial exploitation”. And as her lawyers fight to regain access, Kevin Hunter Jr has been given the power of attorney in her lawsuit against the bank.
The step was taken after Wells Fargo refused to talk to Kevin about her mother’s accounts containing millions of dollars without the power of attorney, as claimed by Williams’ lawyer. The attorney also said, “Wendy wanted online access to her accounts. Wendy wanted Little Kevin to begin to take on responsibilities,” before stating, “The only transaction that anyone tried to make is Wendy attempting to place a power of attorney in the files so that if there were any inquiries, she could have her son make them.”
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The lawyer added: “No one attempted to purchase a car or buy property or anything like that. She just wanted online access to her account. We had submitted the power of attorney paperwork to Wells Fargo and they refused to honor it.”
This comes after Williams' case against the bank was sealed. Attorney David H Pikus while representing Wells Fargo wrote to New York Supreme Court Judge Arlene Bluth, “We are concerned about [Williams’] situation. It is our hope that the Guardianship Part [of the court] will imminently appoint a temporary guardian or evaluator to review the situation and ensure that [Williams’] affairs are being properly handled.”
But the 57-year-old businesswoman refused the bank’s allegations and her lawyer LaShawn Thomas told Page Six, “Wendy wants the world to know that she strenuously denies all allegations about her mental health and well-being. [She is] disappointed about falsely circulated statements from an industry she has devoted her life to. Wendy is grateful for the love and the outpouring of support she has received from her fans, and she can’t wait to get back.”
“She thanks everyone who has been patiently awaiting her return and believes that, thanks in large part to the love and support of her son, her family, her new team of doctors and a change of scenery, she is on the mend,” Thomas added.
Reports have also said the ‘Think Like A Man’ host had written several letters to Wells Fargo requesting them to give access to her accounts but to no avail. She had said, “I have submitted multiple written requests to Wells Fargo and I have visited various Wells Fargo branches in the South Florida area in an effort to resolve this matter outside of the courtroom. I have defaulted and I am at risk of defaulting on several billing and financial obligations, including, but not limited to, mortgage payments and employee payroll.”
Meanwhile, Williams’ case has attracted a lot of attention online. A user recently tweeted, “Within the past 12 months Wendy Williams was reporting on Britney’s conservatorship. Now she is potentially being forced into one. We all need to pay attention and really think about what’s happening here. It could happen to any of us.” The second user said, “The fact that Wells Fargo… a bank… is legally filing for Wendy Williams to be in a financial conservatorship is terrifying.” A tweet read: “Nah they doing Wendy Williams dirty af and this is exactly what we feared when she first started having ‘medical issues’ but how the fuck does a bank get to decide anything at all. This is disgusting and horrible on all fronts.”
Within the past 12 months Wendy Williams was reporting on Britney’s conservatorship. Now she is potentially being forced into one. We all need to pay attention and really think about what’s happening here. It could happen to any of us.— tina d (@tinadoy88) February 11, 2022
The fact that Wells Fargo… a bank… is legally filing for Wendy Williams to be in a financial conservatorship is terrifying— fclklore (@fclklore) February 10, 2022
Nah they doing Wendy Williams dirty af and this is exactly what we feared when she first started having “medical issues” but how the fuck does a bank get to decide anything at all. This is disgusting and horrible on all fronts.— J (@itZbritkneebich) February 10, 2022