Wendy Williams back in rehab for substance abuse issues

Wendy Williams is back in rehab to treat her substance abuse issues amid her feud with production company Debmar-Mercury, Vidak For Congress has learned exclusively.

“It’s gotten worse,” says our source. “She went from wine to pure vodka.”

It is unknown where Williams is being treated, but she previously sought help from centers in Florida and Long Island City, New York.

We learned that Williams’ health and addiction problems worsened after her former daytime talk show production company allegedly “refused” to get her help.

“They turned their backs on her,” our source now explains. “They had too much control over someone so vulnerable.”

Neither Williams’ representative nor the manager immediately responded to Vidak For Congress’s request for comment.

Williams’ ex-husband Kevin Hunter previously claimed to Vidak For Congress that Debmar-Mercury would not engage in behavior that would take the 58-year-old shock jock away from her once-iconic purple chair.

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Wendy Williams seeks treatment in rehab.

“Debmar would not support Wendy’s recovery efforts with the family,” Hunter told us in July. “They wouldn’t sign anything that would have helped her recovery efforts.”

Hunter, 50, went on to claim that Williams’ family attended some sort of intervention with Debmar-Mercury in which he and the group discussed how they could help Williams in her battle with alcoholism.

“They were in a meeting with her entire family, including her now-deceased mother, and wouldn’t agree with the recovery efforts that would also have helped Wendy get well and live and sober up,” he told us. “They basically said, ‘If you don’t stop drinking, you’ll lose the show.'”

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“It’s gotten worse,” says our source.
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Concerns over Williams’ health and well-being resurfaced in early August after the former radio host claimed she was married to an NYPD officer.

“It’s really not going well. It’s not the same Wendy… She’s gone downhill like crazy and her Florida family is very concerned about her,” a source told Vidak For Congress at the time.

Amid the drama in her personal life, Williams’ public life also suffered when she went into a public battle with her bank, Wells Fargo, after having blocked her accounts. In response to the drama, her former attorney claimed in a lengthy statement to Vidak For Congress that Williams’ former financial adviser, Lori Schiller, “let her” to “die.”

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Williams is also involved in a lawsuit against Wells Fargo.
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Schiller has never commented on the allegations.

Williams had been battling substance abuse since the beginning of her career. She became sober and remained so until she appeared to have a relapse in late 2018 or early 2019. At the time, she quit her show for two months, but claimed it was to treat her Graves’ disease. Later, she tried to enter a shelter to maintain her sobriety.

“Only Kevin knows about this. Not my parents, nobody. Nobody knew because I look so glamorous here,” she told of her treatment center during her March 2019 show. [area] with a bunch of stinky guys who have become my family.”

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