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Page Six
24 Feb 2024

NextImg:Wendy Williams’ ex-rep questions if host’s dementia, aphasia diagnoses are ‘true’ after health ‘deteriorated’ under guardianship

Wendy Williams’ former financial adviser, attorney LaShawn Thomas, is concerned about her ex-client, alleging the famed talk show host’s health has severely declined since she was placed in a guardianship.

The entertainment lawyer posted an old video on Instagram Saturday of Williams, 59, appearing healthy while sitting in a bed and saying she enjoys working out at the gym.

“You know, I do what I can,” the former “Wendy Williams Show” host said in the clip, recorded by her son Kevin Hunter, Jr., as she flexed her muscles.

Attorney LaShawn Thomas, who previously worked with Wendy Williams expressed concerns about the star’s health. miamientlaw/Instagram

“You can clearly see the difference between Wendy’s well-being during her time here in Florida with her son caring for her and her lack thereof in New York under this ‘guardianship,'” Thomas wrote in the caption.

“These Wendys are not the same. How did her health deteriorate so quickly, and why isn’t her only child allowed to be by her side. She wasn’t like that when he cared for him.”

The Miami Entertainment Law Group attorney alleged she took this video of Williams two weeks prior to her being ordered by the court to move back to New York to be placed under a guardianship.

“You can clearly see the difference between Wendy’s well-being,” Thomas said of a video she took of Williams prior to her being placed in a conservatorship. miamientlaw/Instagram
Williams appeared in the clip in good spirits, flexing her muscles. miamientlaw/Instagram

Thomas, whom we’re told no longer works with Williams, then questioned the former radio DJ’s recent dementia and aphasia diagnoses, writing, “If Wendy’s diagnosis is true, now more than ever, her son should be allowed that same grace. He deserves it … and most importantly, Wendy deserves it.”

Williams’ current spokesperson declined Page Six’s request for comment and Wells Fargo, the bank that requested the guardianship, did not immediately respond to our request.

Williams’ family members have been open about the fact that they’ve been unable to keep in touch with the controversial TV star amid her ongoing health struggles.

Wells Fargo requested Williams be put under a guardianship. Lifetime

“The people who love her cannot see her,” Williams’ sister, Wanda Williams, told People earlier this week. “I think the big is: How the hell did we get here?”

Wells Fargo claimed in 2022 that Wendy was an “incapacitated person” and therefore needed help managing her finances.

“We are concerned about [Williams’] situation,” attorney David H. Pikus wrote on behalf of the bank at the time in a letter previously obtained by Page Six.

Wells Fargo previously claimed Williams was an “incapacitated person.” GC Images

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“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.”

Wendy had been very outspoken about the fact that she was not in favor of the guardianship.

Thomas also exclusively told Page Six in August 2022 that Wells Fargo allegedly left the media mogul to “die” when they took over her accounts.

Thomas has opposed the guardianship for years. miamientlaw/Instagram
Wendy was also not in favor of the bank controlling her finances. Getty Images for Lane Bryant

The attorney advocated for Hunter, who is now 23, even then, telling us that he tried to help his mother  “both mentally and physically with the assistance of a team of doctors.”

However, Wendy’s guardianship case has been sealed, and since then, the “Wendy Williams Experience” alum has cried over her finances in an upcoming docuseries about her life, claiming she has “no money.”

Most recently, Wendy spoke out to address her diagnoses, asking her supporters for “personal space” and peace” amid the difficult situation.

Wendy claims in a new docuseries that she has “no money.” Lifetime

“The messages shared with me have touched me, reminding me of the power of unity and the need for compassion,” she said in a statement to Page Six Friday.

“I hope that others with [Frontotemporal Dementia] may benefit from my story. I want to also thank the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration for their kind words of support and their extraordinary efforts to raise awareness of FTD.”

Wendy’s recent struggles are set to be revealed further on “Where Is Wendy Williams?,” which airs Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime.