Hunter completely tells ET, “I really feel like it’s a travesty on the a part of Debmar-Mercury to have such an unceremonious departure with out Wendy being concerned.”
“It’s the first time within the historical past of speak exhibits for this to be completed, particularly for a present that has been on for greater than 10 years,” he provides. “There may be completely no cause why an even bigger celebration that concerned Wendy couldn’t occur.”
Hunter continues, saying that, as a co-creator of the present, “I do know the blood, sweat and tears that went into making the present so successful, [and] I’m not proud of the way in which the present goes out on a private stage and I’m really sorry that the present’s followers need to see it go down the way in which that it’s.”
In March, Hunter filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in opposition to Debmar-Mercury — the producer-distributor of “The Wendy Williams Present” — for illegal termination. In keeping with court docket docs obtained by ET on the time, Hunter claimed that Debmar-Mercury’s choice to terminate him was on the premise of his marital standing.
In his remarks to ET on Thursday, Hunter states that the manufacturing firm has proven “an absence of professionalism all through the method and in the way in which they’re letting Wendy exit.”
Hunter claims that the manufacturing firm has additionally “proven an absence of help each health-wise and in retaining the integrity of one thing so treasured that me and my ex-wife created and labored tirelessly and relentlessly on.”
ET has reached out to Debmar-Mercury for remark.
ET can affirm that the final original episode of “The Wendy Williams Show” will air on Friday, with a video tribute to the long-lasting host. The sequence involves an finish after 13 profitable years in syndication. Williams, who has been the unique host of the present since its debut in 2009, has not been on to host since 2020, when she started battling a sequence of well being considerations and financial issues.
In her absence, a lot of visitor hosts, together with Fats Joe, Remy Ma, Leah Remini, Michael Rapaport and Sherri Shepherd have stepped in to speak “Sizzling Matters” and interview superstar friends. In February, it was introduced that the present would formally finish within the fall, and that Shepherd will have her own daytime talk show, titled, “Sherri”.
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