WENDY Williams looked disheveled and disoriented as she appeared to buy cigarettes and liquor in a disturbing late-night outing, new photos have revealed.
In the heartbreaking pictures exclusively obtained by The US Sun, Wendy, 58, can be seen leaving her apartment building in a crop top and shorts in New York City on Tuesday night.
Wendy departed her penthouse apartment around 8pm ET and hopped into a yellow cab by herself.
The former talk show host then made her way to a local smoke shop before heading into a liquor store, where she appeared to have bought a bottle of Ketel One vodka.
During her outing, the photographer asked her when her new show was coming on, to which the host dejectedly responded: “I’m not The Wendy Williams Show anymore.”
After the host had returned to her luxury building, the photographer had a brief chat with her taxi cab driver, who had gone into the liquor store for Wendy while she waited in his cab.
The cab driver confirmed she had taken the bottle of vodka upstairs with her.
Wendy was absent for the entirety of her final season of The Wendy Williams Show as she battled a myriad of health issues.
The production company, Debmar-Mercury, announced that her show was officially canceled in June – and that Wendy’s time slot would be going to her former guest host, Sherri Shepherd.
Wendy has previously claimed that she is launching a podcast, though it is unclear if any episodes have been taped as of yet.
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The new footage comes as it was revealed earlier this week that her son, Kevin Hunter Jr, allegedly used her American Express card to the tune of around $100,000 before her Wells Fargo accounts were frozen in January.
Sources close to the former daytime talk show host exclusively revealed to The US Sun that Kevin ran up a huge tab on her dime in the months before Wendy’s brokerage accounts, with supposed millions of dollars frozen in January.
“Kevin Jr. spent around $100,000 on Wendy’s personal America Express card. This was her own AmEx specifically,” the insider shared.
The source explained that the card that Kevin, 22, used was different from the card Wendy’s former manager, Bernie Young, had used to hire attorney Carolyn Wolf, as The US Sun previously reported.
“Kevin was demanding that Wendy’s advisor pay the bill – instead of Wendy,” the source claimed.
Between the American Express card usage and the tense visit to a Wells Fargo bank in Florida with Wendy, her son, and her now former attorney LaShawn Thomas; there were several red flags ahead of the accounts being frozen, according to sources.
In a statement given to The US Sun, Kevin Jr said: “I vehemently deny any allegations of unauthorized use of my mother’s American Express Card.
“This is a false narrative perpetuated to justify freezing her accounts.”
Wendy’s accounts went under the control of a financial guardian after her bank alleged that she was the victim of financial exploitation, dementia, or undue influence in explosive court filings.
I’m not The Wendy Williams Show anymore.
The star, who was expected to regain access to her accounts in July, still does not have access to them or her American Express card, which also seems to have gotten tied up in the proceedings.
Will Selby, Wendy’s manager, previously told The US Sun that he has been trying to help Wendy work through the Wells Fargo situation.
He said he was trying to get the people involved in her accounts to understand “that what took place before is not the case now, and that people that were working with Wendy before are no longer working with her.”
As The US Sun previously exclusively reported, Wendy’s contentious battle with Wells Fargo to unfreeze her bank accounts ended after a New York judge appointed a financial guardian to oversee her finances in May.
As a source explained: “The guardianship process is complete, which means the court-appointed a financial guardian.
“Now it’s up to the guardian, Wendy, and the court as to how she will be accessing her money.”
The bank now acts at the direction of Wendy and her guardian, one insider claimed.
Several sources have also revealed that there was a temporary guardian in place since at least March, though it is unclear if the official court-appointed financial guardian is the same person.
As one insider revealed: “The court can eventually decide to give Wendy back full control over her accounts and end the guardianship- but that is up to the court.”
In the meantime, a source close to the Wells Fargo case said that Wendy is said to “still have a voice and she still has a say” when it comes to her finances.
While “she doesn’t have 100% control right now, that could all change soon depending on what the court decides,” the insider told The US Sun.
It is unclear who was named as Wendy’s financial guardian.