Wendy Williams’ guardian files lawsuit ahead of Lifetime doc premiere


Wendy Williams’ guardian filed a lawsuit against Lifetime’s parent company, A&E Television Networks, ahead of the media personality’s upcoming tell-all documentary, “Who is Wendy Williams?”
A legal complaint obtained by The Post shows Sabrina Morrissey, who claims to be “acting in her capacity as temporary guardian of W.W.H.” — presumably Wendy Williams Hunter — filed the court documents this week in New York.
Morrissey filed the lawsuit under a seal, which means the details are under wraps.
4 Wendy Williams’ two-part documentary airs Saturday and Sunday on Lifetime. Lifetime
However, the docs do mention that Morrissey is seeking a temporary restraining order, which is often requested when someone wants a judge to halt the release of a film or television project.
The two-part documentary “Who is Wendy Williams?” is set to premiere Saturday and Sunday on Lifetime. Wendy and her son Kevin Hunter Jr., 23, are listed as executive producers of the documentary.
4 A&E Television Networks is Lifetime’s parent company. Lifetime
The project’s production company, Entertainment One (eOne), is also listed as a defendant in the suit.
TMZ was the first to break the news about the lawsuit.
The Post has contacted reps for Williams, 59, and A&E for comment.
4 Wendy Williams attends the world premiere of Apple TV+’s “The Morning Show,” on Oct. 28, 2019, in New York. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
Earlier Thursday, Williams’ “care team” announced that the former TV and radio personality has been diagnosed with primary aggressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia — the same two medical issues that Bruce Willis is battling.
“On behalf of Wendy Williams Hunter, her care team is sharing this very personal update with her cherished fans, friends and supporters to correct inaccurate and hurtful rumors about her health,” their statement read.
“As Wendy’s fans are aware, in the past she has been open with the public about her medical
struggles with Graves’ Disease and Lymphedema as well as other significant challenges related
to her health,” it continued. “Over the past few years, questions have been raised at times about Wendy’s ability to process information and many have speculated about Wendy’s condition, particularly when she began to lose words, act erratically at times, and have difficulty understanding financial transactions.”
4 “The Wendy Williams Show” was canceled in June 2022. The Wendy Williams Show
“In 2023, after undergoing a battery of medical tests, Wendy was officially diagnosed with
primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) … [they] have already presented significant hurdles in Wendy’s life.”
“Wendy would not have received confirmation of these diagnoses were it not for the diligence of
her current care team, who she chose, and the extraordinary work of the specialists at Weill
Cornell Medicine,” the statement continued. “Receiving a diagnosis has enabled Wendy to receive the medical care she requires.”


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