American talk show host Wendy Williams is opening up about a painful episode of her life, when she claims she was raped by a popular R&B singer – Sherrick.
Her upcoming Lifetime biopic, Wendy Williams: The Movie, which premieres on January 30th, will revisit some of the TV personality’s toughest times, including her struggles with substance abuse and her divorce from longtime husband Kevin Hunter.
The biopic also shows the never-before-told story of date rape she experienced at the hands of late R&B singer Sherrick, an artist from the 1980s. During a panel promoting the movie on Tuesday, Williams, 56, said she met Sherrick during an interview.
“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, sharing that she was also date raped when she was in college.
“Those types of things happen to girls all the time,” Williams added. “And they’ve been happening a lot, to a lot of our mothers, grandmothers, great-great-grandmothers and their great-great-grandmothers, too.”