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Wendy Williams Reveals She Was Date Raped By A Former R&B Singer

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Wendy Williams is opening up for the first time about being sexually assaulted.

While doing press for her upcoming Lifetime film Wendy Williams: The Movie, Williams revealed that she was date raped by late R&B singer Sherrick. According to the 56-year-old, the incident happened after she interviewed the singer and he invited her to an album release party.

“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.

Sherrick, real name Lamonte Smith, was popular in the 80s and was the lead singer of the Motown group, Kagny. He also recored as a solo artist but unfortunately substance issues sidelined his career. He died in 1999 of unknown causes.

His widow Lynne Connor-Smith issued a statement to Page Six taking issue with Williams’ accusations.

“The man that others knew as ‘Sherrick’ passed away 21 years ago. He was loved and adored by his family and we miss him every day. As I will never minimize or dismiss the horrid actions of sexual assault, I am saddened that Ms. Williams feels the need to publicly make these allegations when the man she is accusing is no longer on this earth to defend himself. Our family does not know Ms. Williams and are not aware of any relationship or encounter they may have had.”

Wendy also revealed she was date raped in college. The biopic will touch on both incidents as well as her relationship and eventual divorce from Kevin Hunter.

Ciera Payton will star as Williams, while Morocco Omari will play Williams’ ex-husband Hunter. Wendy Williams: The Movie premieres on Lifetime Jan 30.

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