'Had no idea': Wendy Williams' son Kevin, 22, evicted from his $2M Miami apartment after mom 'is cut off'
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Wendy William's sole child was served with a lawsuit for not paying rent of his Florida apartment since February 2022. The lawsuit has demanded that he pays $70,000 in rent. For the first year of the lease, which began in March 2021 and concluded in February, Wendy spent nearly $100,000 on the apartment for her only son Kevin, 22. Kevin agreed to continue renting the flat on a monthly basis after the lease term had expired.
The eviction lawsuit, which was submitted in August 2022, includes a copy of Kevin Jr's lease, which demonstrates Wendy paid for a full year in advance in addition to a security deposit and other costs. However, Wendy's Wells Fargo accounts were shut down in January 2022, which corroborates with the start of the accumulation of past-due rent as stated in Kevin's eviction petition.
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According to the US Sun, Kevin said, "My mom went through some health issues that put the court in control of her finances" as the lease came to an end. He added, "All of the financial support that she always gave stopped," including his housing. In addition, Kevin said that while he is currently enrolled in school full-time, he had to take a full year off to care for Wendy and deal with Covid. He further said, "For medical and legal reasons, she has not been able to pay the rent for the past months since the 1-year lease ended and the court controlled her finances." Before announcing that he would be moving out on September 7, 2022, the 22-year-old said, "Everything happened very quickly and unexpectedly and I had no idea things would end up like this," as reported by The US Sun.
The first episode of 'The Wendy Williams Show' fall 2021 season aired in September. A few days later, Wendy was admitted to the hospital for a psychiatric assessment. Due to worries that Wendy "was of unsound mind," Wells Fargo froze Wendy's accounts in January 2022. The bank suspected "financial exploitation, dementia, or undue influence." Then, in May, it came to light that Wendy had been placed under financial guardianship after that.
According to reports, 'The Wendy Williams Show' reportedly paid Wendy $10 million a year, or $55,000 per episode. "On October 15, 2021, the plaintiff was informed by Talk WW that her contract was being suspended and that no compensation shall accrue or be payable to plaintiff for the duration of plaintiff's disability and incapacity," Wendy's attorney wrote.
Wendy's attorney continued that her client has not received a salary from Talk WW since October of 2021 and that "she presently has no other television show being aired and paying her any income, let alone an equivalent salary."
Kevin Jr is not the only one to have been affected by Wendy being put under financial guardianship. Kevin Hunter Sr, Wendy's ex, asserted he risked foreclosure if his alimony payments were not resumed. In a court filing, Wendy's ex-husband stated that in February 2022, his monthly payments, which had been made by the celebrity as stipulated in their divorce, abruptly ceased.
Kevin requested that Wendy's guardian be ordered "to make payments as contractually required under the MSA and Severance Agreement," according to the court decision.