Kevin Hunter Defends Asking Wendy Williams For More Money
Wendy Williams' ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, has publicly explained his decision to ask for monthly payments despite her ongoing financial problems.
Making use of his Instagram Story on Wednesday, November 30, the former spouse of the former TV daytime queen wrote, "Everybody wanna kno what's really goin on..the fact is I'm not being silent anymore."
"This don't have nothing to do with Wendy but has everything to do with the people trying to steal Hard earned money that I worked for and help build," Kevin explained. "I have a slew of experts to help substantiate all my claims and I'm tired of the bulls**t."
Kevin said, "I didn't forfeit as much as I did for my son to go through this." Kevin, who was an executive producer on "The Wendy Williams Show," then concluded his message as saying, "Miss me with the double standard s**t as well ITS ON!!!!"
Kevin's post came after his attempt to ask Wendy to continue making monthly payments to him met with backlash. Kevin's court filing claimed his monthly payments, which were made by Wendy as agreed to in their divorce, suddenly stopped in February of 2022.
Kevin asked that the court order Wendy's guardian "to make payments as contractually required under the MSA and Severance Agreement." Wendy was placed in a financial guardianship earlier this year after Wells Fargo Bank froze her accounts over concerns that she "was of unsound mind," and the bank suspected "financial exploitation, dementia, or undue influence."
In his motion, Kevin told the court that he depends on the payments agreed to in their marital settlement agreement to live. "I have fallen behind on most of my bills, and I currently live in a community that requires payments to the homeowners association, and I'm behind on that bill," he stated.
"If the homeowners association fees are not paid, the foreclosure will soon follow," Kevin said in pleading to the court about the home he shares with his mistress and their love child. He continued, "My car insurance hasn't been paid due to not receiving monthly severance payments. I'm behind on credit card payments because I have had no money since the severance payments were suspended. My life has been greatly affected since the plaintiff stopped making payments under our settlement agreement."
Kevin also claimed that he doesn't have health insurance and needs hip surgery, which he can't afford without the insurance. As a result of non-treatment, he lives with daily pain. "The fact that I cannot sustain my life and pay my bills in order is extremely emergent, and I cannot pay my bills and sustain my day-to-day living," he stressed.
Wendy Williams' attorney filed a motion in response to her ex-husband's plea stating that since Williams lost her popular talk show in October 2021, she had no money for alimony support.
According to the documents, Williams made $10 million yearly — or $55,000 from each episode — for The Wendy Williams Show. "On October 15, 2021 plaintiff was informed by Talk WW that her contract was being suspended and that no compensation shall accrue or be payable to the plaintiff for the duration of the plaintiff's disability and incapacity," Williams' attorney alleged in the filed document. The attorney also cited the divorce agreement Hunter Sr. signed and agreed to in January 2020.
"If, for any reason, [Plaintiffs] contract with Talk WW is not renewed and is otherwise suspended, canceled, or terminated, and [Plaintiff] does not have any other television show being aired and paying her an equivalent salary, [Defendant] understands and agrees that all Severance Payment shall be subject to either termination or modification," the court document continued. The attorney added that Hunter Sr. has not received payment from her client because "she presently has no other television show being aired and paying her any income, let alone an equivalent salary."
Hunter Sr. had previously filed a $10 million wrongful termination lawsuit against Williams' network in June 2022 after her show was canceled.