Guardian of Wendy Williams Files Lawsuit Against A&E Networks Ahead of Lifetime Documentary Release

New York, NY – The guardian for TV host Wendy Williams has filed a sealed lawsuit against A&E Networks just days ahead of the premiere of a documentary about Williams on the subsidiary network Lifetime. Williams’ representatives announced on Thursday that she has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia. Lifetime had previously announced the debut of a two-night documentary titled “Where Is Wendy Williams?” which is set to air this weekend.

The lawsuit, filed in New York Supreme Court, was brought by Sabrina Morrissey, who is acting as the Temporary Guardian of W.W.H., and Entertainment One Reality Productions is also named as a defendant. The lawsuit sought injunctive relief, and A&E Networks has filed an appeal. No comments have been made by attorneys for Morrissey, A&E, or a spokesperson for A&E. The details of the case remain under seal.

According to a statement from Lifetime when the documentary was first announced, the film chronicles Williams’ journey to regain her life and career after being placed under financial guardianship and the unexpected cancellation of her talk show. The cameras had unprecedented access to Williams and her family for nearly two years, capturing her struggles with health issues and personal turbulence. The documentary aims to provide an unfiltered look at the vulnerabilities that have turned Williams into a hot topic herself.

Williams is an executive producer on the project and shares her personal insights, remarking, “I’m gonna tell you something, if it happens to me, it could happen to you.” In addition to the documentary, Lifetime has plans to provide mental health resources and information. Although the link to the website was not active at the time of writing, Lifetime is actively promoting the documentary on its platform with a trailer. TMZ was the first to report on the lawsuit.

The lawsuit filed by Wendy Williams’ guardian against A&E Networks has created a highly-anticipated legal battle just before the premiere of a documentary about the TV host’s life. While the details of the case remain confidential, the lawsuit seeks to prevent the release of the documentary, “Where Is Wendy Williams?” The film, produced by Entertainment One Reality Productions, offers an intimate look into Williams’ journey of recovery and resilience. The documentary explores Williams’ challenges after being placed under financial guardianship and her determination to reclaim her life and career. With Williams’ unprecedented access and a filming period spanning nearly two years, the cameras captured every twist and turn, uncovering the vulnerabilities she faced. Williams’ diagnosis of primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia further adds another layer of complexity to her story. As the legal battle unfolds behind closed doors, fans eagerly await the resolution and the opportunity to witness Williams’ story come to life on screen.