Wendy Williams opened up about date rape, which she claimed occurred to her after assembly ‘Simply Name’ singer Sherrick, in a panel main as much as the discharge of her biopic.

Wendy Williams: The Film will probably be masking many life occasions, together with a date rape allegation. For the primary time ever, the Lifetime biopic’s government producer and supply of inspiration — Wendy Williams — has accused the late R&B singer Sherrick of date rape; the sexual assault declare may also be lined within the upcoming movie premiering on Jan. 30. Wendy shared her date rape story in an interview panel main as much as the biopic’s launch.

“[Sherrick] mesmerized me along with his twinkling eyes,” Wendy informed reporters and PEOPLE on Jan. 12, referring to the famed singer behind the ’80s R&B hits “Simply Name” and “Child I’m For Actual.” Wendy claimed she had met Sherrick throughout an interview within the ’80s earlier than he passed away in 1999, and he or she continued, “He flipped the interview round to the place he was interviewing me — I used to be simply gaga over this man and he requested me to go to a gap celebration, an album launch celebration, with him that evening.”

Wendy then alleged, “And earlier than the celebration, I used to be date raped by him.” The talk show host additionally revealed that she had been a sufferer of date rape in faculty, saying, “These forms of issues occur to ladies on a regular basis.” The TV character added, “And so they’ve been taking place quite a bit, to a number of our moms, grandmothers, great-great-grandmothers and their great-great-grandmothers, too.”

HollywoodLife can’t independently confirm Wendy’s claims, and we’ve reached out to Sherrick’s widow Lynne Conner and his document label Motown for remark. Sherrick was 41 years outdated when he handed away on Jan. 22, 1999 from unknown causes.

Wendy Williams: The Film will monitor Wendy’s rise from radio character sensation to media mogul and TV icon, with actress Ciera Payton portraying the speak present host. Not solely will the biopic cowl Wendy’s profession, however her private struggles as nicely. The film’s first trailer, which dropped in Dec. 2020, revealed that Wendy’s coke behavior and the dishonest scandal surrounding her ex-husband Kevin Hunter (performed by Morocco Omari) may also be depicted within the movie.

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