Wendy Williams’ financial adviser Lori Schiller says she’s a “prisoner in her own home” after being ousted as the person who reportedly expressed concerns about Williams being “of unsound mind” to manage her funds. The revelation would later lead to the legendary talk show host losing access to millions in her Wells Fargo account.
While speaking to Page Six, the former manager said “I have 24-hour armed police officers outside of my house kind of vetting everyone that comes to my front door.” She added, “It’s starting to affect my life.”
Schiller told that outlet, “I’m a prisoner in my own home,” before revealing that her continued work on the account has been putting her family “at risk.” She described the situation as “I’m kind of living in my own personal hell here.”
She also shut down claims that she was terminated by Williams and claims she is still the lead adviser on the account. The “Think Like a Man” actress was since assigned a guardian in place, serving as a communicator between the host and the bank.
And despite the backlash, the financial adviser maintains, “All I’ve done was follow the law to the tee, and I’ve been praised by Wells Fargo for all of my efforts.” The financial institution has yet to support her publicly. The former manager revealed that the bank was covering the bill for her home security. “I’ve given them ample time to come to my defense and make a statement, and for some reason, they just are putting it to the side.”
In her last display to clear her name, Schiller clarified that Wells Fargo pursued guardianship over Williams because of a “pattern” of behavior that made issues “apparent.” “Wells Fargo took the lead,” she said. “I just don’t think people understand the complexities of what goes on behind the scenes.”
Last August, Williams’ son Kevin Hunter Jr. fought off allegations that he may have triggered his mother’s financial block after The U.S. Sun reported claims that the media personality’s only son charged $100,000 on her American Express card at the end of 2021 without her permission, and later tried to get advisers to cover up the bill from his mother.
“Kevin was demanding that Wendy’s adviser pay the bill — instead of Wendy,” an unidentified source told the outlet. Hunter Jr. slammed the reports as “false.” In a statement, he vehemently denied “any