Wendy Williams Claims She Was Groped on Live TV by Her ‘Worst Guest’
She revealed the news Tuesday morning.
Wendy Williams says she was groped during a taping of her talk show.
She spoke about the incident Tuesday, but did not name the person who did it, calling him only “my worst guest.”
“I’m not going to name,” she said. “I can tell you this — it had to do with groping.”
She brought it up after talking about the aftermath of the Charlie Rose scandal. She went on to explain how her incident unfolded right before her live studio audience.
“You all saw it and didn't say a word," she said. "And I felt it and I didn't say a word. My staff saw it and that guest will never be here anymore. He's not relevant anymore."
She said the guest's startling actions occurred in season two or three, and at the time, she was still getting used to television.
"I hug my guests; he hugged me but lays in my breasts inappropriately and I didn't know what to do because I am brand new on TV, whereas now, I would definitely push somebody through a glass coffee table," she said. "After the hug, he looked up at me, he goes, 'Oh! You're not Oprah!'"
It didn't take long before her loyal viewers posted an image from 2011, when comedian Gilbert Gottfried appeared on her show.
Inside Edition spoke to the 62-year-old Gottfried Tuesday and he said he didn't recall the Wendy show from so many years ago.
Asked whether he was banned from appearing on Wendy's show again, Gottfried said: "not that I’m aware of."
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