Wendy Williams Opened A ‘Secret’ Bank Account After Her Accounts Were Frozen By Wells Fargo
Former daytime TV host Wendy Williams is allegedly trying to regain access to her fortune by reportedly opening a secret bank account.
According to RadarOnline, a source close to Wendy Williams, 59, says the media personality has secretly opened up a new bank account to redirect any money she earns moving forward away from Wells Fargo. It appears Wendy Williams is taking matters into her own hands after her accounts were frozen by Wells Fargo last year due to alleged financial struggles.
If you recall, Williams’ financial adviser told Wells Fargo she was of “unsound mind,” resulting in the entertainer getting placed under guardianship. The insider also noted that Williams doesn’t know how to use the new bank account. They said Williams is allegedly trying to sell off her personal items to friends,
“but she doesn’t know her account number and refuses to accept checks. It’s a mess!”
As previously reported, Williams’ bank account was frozen by Wells Fargo in January 2022 due to suspicions of the famed host being subjected to “financial exploitation, dementia, or undue influence.” In claims she has refuted, Williams has been classified by the bank as a “incapacitated person” who requires guardianship. Williams has since been banned from accessing her estimated $20 million fortune after a New York judge designated a guardian to oversee her funds.
Williams’ former attorney, LaShawn Thomas, previously explained how Wells Fargo was able to freeze her accounts. She said,
“Basically, what Wells Fargo is using is a rule that was promulgated by an organization called [the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority] FINRA and under that rule, it grants Wells Fargo the right to suspend a transaction in the event they deem that the transaction is of suspicious nature or they feel that the individual who is conducting the transaction is doing so against their will.”
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