Wendy Williams upcoming biopic on Lifetime will revisit the talk show’s host tumultuous personal life and controversial rise to fame.
Wendy Williams promoted the show this week and opened up about a R&B singer who she claims sexually assaulted her at the beginning of her career.
Wendy Williams: The Movie premieres on January 30 — and the never-before-told story of a date-rape that she alleges took place while she spent time with R&B singer Sherrick, an artist from the 1980s.
“He mesmerized me with his twinkling eyes,” she told reporters. “He flipped the interview around to where he was interviewing me — I was just gaga over this man and he asked me to go to an opening party, an album release party, with him that night.”
“And before the party, I was date-raped by him,” she continued, adding that she had also been date-raped when she was in college.
“Those types of things happen to girls all the time,” Williams noted. “And they’ve been happening a lot, to a lot of our mothers, grandmothers, great-great-grandmothers, and their great-great-grandmothers, too.”
Despite the headline-making end of her marriage, Williams told reporters that she still has “no regrets” about the years she spent with her ex-husband.
“The life that I’m living right now is my best life, and I have no guilt about saying that,” she said. “I don’t regret meeting Kevin, I don’t regret falling in love, I don’t regret staying with him for all 25 years, 21 of them married.”
“I like who I am, so I have no regrets,” she concluded.
Sherrick died in Los Angeles, January 22, 1999 of a drug overdose.
Wendy Williams: Movie premiers on Saturday, January 30, at 8pm ET.