WENDY Williams claims her ex-manager Bernie Young charged $10,000 to her credit card to hire a top-notch attorney without her permission.
A source exclusively alleged to The Sun that Bernie, 75, who Wendy fired at the start of this year, used her American Express card to pay for the hiring of Carolyn Wolf at powerhouse law firm Abrams Fensterman, LLP to pursue guardianship over the TV talk star.
Carolyn’s impressive bio on the law firm’s website touts her expertise in the field of guardianship cases, along with her specific experience within various focuses of mental health and hygiene law.
Earlier this week, Wendy addressed Bernie in a rare video that she shared to Instagram, and accused her axed manager of using her “American Express card to hire an attorney to file a petition against” her.
The source claimed that the transaction appeared on Wendy’s card on January 10th “before the initial proceedings with Wells Fargo began.”
The Sun also exclusively obtained a copy of the bank statement which allegedly shows the transaction in question.
There is no proof corroborating that the payment shown in the statement was unauthorized or improper.
Wendy’s former manager Bernie has not responded to The Sun’s repeated requests for comment.
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Representatives at Abrams Fensterman, LLP have not responded to The Sun’s requests for comment.
Bernie files for guardianship
As The Sun exclusively reported earlier this week, the ailing TV host’s former manager Bernie Young, 75, whom she fired this year, quietly filed papers in New York court amid her legal battle to gain control over her Wells Fargo bank accounts, multiple sources confirmed .
One source close to Wendy told The Sun that Bernie officially filed the petition for guardianship over the host about two weeks ago in a sealed case, though she “wants nothing to do with him.”
Though Wendy distanced herself from Bernie in recent months, a second source claimed that during the Wells Fargo legal case, the bank had believed Wendy’s former manager was someone who was acting in her best interest.
Other sources close to the ongoing legal drama claimed the initial case Wendy brought against Wells Fargo to regain access to her frozen bank accounts has now been rolled into the main guardianship case.
Wells Fargo then asked the judge to hold a guardianship hearing for Wendy as they called her an “incapacitated person” who is the possible “victim of financial exploitation.”
The case was eventually sealed to the public.
As The Sun reported, Wendy’s son, Kevin Hunter Jr, 21, currently holds power of attorney over his famous mother.
A source close to Wendy claims that Kevin has not filed for guardianship over his mother because neither he nor Wendy believes she is in need of a guardian.
Sources close to Wendy have insisted that the host’s health has been improving since she first moved to Florida to be with family while she recovers from a myriad of medical crises.
Is Wendy okay?
As The Sun previously reported, the former daytime presenter has been battling medical problems for some time and ultimately lost The Wendy Williams Show after a months-long absence.
A source close to the show previously told The Sun: “The spark is gone. That Wendy, who for ten years had that spark in her eyes, that cheeky grin and that little wink is not the same now.”
The insider added some days are better than others for the once feisty daytime diva.
“She’s not always functioning like she used to be. She has days where she needs help eating, getting out of bed and getting dressed.”
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