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Wendy Williams’ Ex-Husband Scores Legal Victory in $10 Million Lawsuit Against Talk Show Producers

by Jessica
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Wendy Williams’ former spouse, Kevin Hunter, has received a favorable ruling from a federal judge in New York, allowing him to proceed with his $10 million lawsuit against the producers of ‘The Wendy Williams Show.’

This decision comes after the defendants attempted to have the lawsuit dismissed during the preliminary stages, as reported by RadarOnline.com.

Hunter’s lawsuit revolves around his alleged wrongful termination from his position as an executive producer on ‘The Wendy Williams Show.’

His dismissal took place following Williams’ divorce filing and her accusations of infidelity against him in 2019. Hunter claims that he acted as a representative for his ex-wife during negotiations with Debmar-Mercury LCC, as well as with the production company’s leaders, Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus.

Documents obtained by the news outlet reveal that the judge sided with Hunter. The lawsuit contends, “The termination of [Kevin] was based strictly upon [Kevin’s] marital status and his impending divorce to the Show’s host, ignoring all of the contributions that [Kevin] made to make the Show a success.”

It goes on to state, “[Kevin] was used to being behind the scenes of Williams’ prior ventures and used his business knowledge and street smarts to negotiate a significant financial increase from the initial contract being offered to Williams.”

Hunter asserts that he played a pivotal role in the show’s success, claiming credit for the creation of iconic segments like ‘Hot Topics’ and ‘Shoe Cam’ associated with Wendy Williams. He further alleges that he devised marketing strategies to boost ratings, established influential media connections, and helped enhance the show’s popularity within the Black community.

According to Hunter, the producers intend to utilize his ideas for their new talk show featuring Sherri Shepherd, potentially infringing upon New York law.

The lawsuit is set for another hearing later this month, promising further developments in this high-stakes legal battle.”

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