Kevin Hunter is suing to get Wendy Williams to renew little one assist regardless of the host’s latest well being and monetary woes
Kevin Hunter reportedly wants the old thing back – that is, the old spousal support payments. Wendy Williams’ ex-husband has filed court documents to resume child support payments despite his ex-wife’s recent health and financial woes. According to RadarOnline, the 50-year-old claims the talk show host stopped sending payments in October 2021.
In response, Williams’ attorney filed a separate filing noting the dramatic change in her income since last year. Documents show she cut her salary in the weeks of October after she first missed appearances on The Wendy Williams Show. Some outlets claim she was paid $55,000 per episode for the show Hunter Executive, which produced from 2007 to 2019.
“On October 15, 2021, Talk WW notified the plaintiff that her contract was being suspended and that no compensation would be due or payable to the plaintiff for the duration of the plaintiff’s disability or disability,” Williams’ attorney said.
After nearly 22 years of marriage, Hunter and Williams finalized their divorce in January 2020. They share a 25-year-old son, Kevin Hunter Jr. Her lawyer wrote down the divorce decree, which they both signed and agreed to.
“If for any reason [Plaintiffs] Agreement with Talk WW is not renewed and/or otherwise suspended, terminated or terminated and [Plaintiff] has no other television show airing and pays her an equivalent salary, [Defendant] understands and agrees that all severance payments must be either terminated or amended,” the document continued.
The attorney added, “She has no other television show currently airing that is paying her an income, let alone an equivalent salary.”
Hunter apparently referenced the case in a post on his Instagram story on Wednesday, November 30. He claims his latest act has “nothing to do with Wendy” and has everything to do with people and producers he’s previously worked with.
“Everyone wants to know what’s really going on… The fact is I’m not silent anymore, this has nothing to do with Wendy, it’s all about the people trying to steal hard-earned money that I’ve worked and helped out with” , Hunter wrote. “I’ve got a lot of experts helping me back up all my claims and I’m sick of this shit. I didn’t forfeit as much as I did for my son to go through this… miss me with the double standard shit too. IT’S ON!!!!”
Kevin Hunter calls the producers of The Wendy Williams Show to collect alimony from his ex-wife. (Photo: @therealkevinhunter/Instagram.)
After Hunter fathered a child with another woman in 2019, Williams filed for divorce and was later fired as executive producer. She was asked to pay him a lump sum in exchange for his shares in her production company. But as her fall 2021 debut, the popular talk show host experienced a series of health scares, hospital visits, and an ugly financial struggle with Wells Fargo.
Her departure led to months of guest hosting on “The Wendy Williams Show” before it was canceled indefinitely in February. The long-running series aired its final episode later in June. This was also three months after Hunter sued the show’s production company, Debmar-Mercury.
Back in March, Hunter sued the production company’s founders, Ira Bernstein and Mort Marcus, for $10 million in damages, claiming they had wrongfully terminated him because of his divorce. In a statement from his attorneys, Hunter acknowledged the show’s “huge success.” He claims he helped develop popular segments like “Hot Topics”, “Shoe Cam” and the famous “Hot Seat”.
The production duo’s response to the court, as reported by Radar Online, was to move for the lawsuit to be dismissed on the grounds that Hunter failed to provide sufficient evidence that he was terminated under state law as a result of the divorce.
The founders said his “claim warrants dismissal because, in particular, his marriage to Williams is not a legally protected trait.”
According to the New York State Division of Human Rights, “It is unlawful under human rights law for an employer to exclude a person because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status , marital status or status as a victim of domestic violence.”