Wendy Williams revealed in her 2001 memoir that she was the victim of an alleged sexual assault but decided against exposing who her rapist was. In anticipation of her upcoming Lifetime biopic, Wendy Williams: The Movie, and its documentary, Wendy Williams: What A Mess, the talk show host revealed that an 80s R&B singer was the man in question.
“His name was Sherrick [and] he was a one-hit wonder, remember the song. It was called ‘Just Call’ and it was number one on the R&B charts and an overnight sensation,” Williams said of the singer who passed away in 1999. “He was in D.C. I was a cute radio DJ. He’d asked me did I want to accompany him to his album release celebration in D.C. and I said ‘yes.’ I got off the air and went back to his hotel room with him. He said he wanted to shower and freshen up and introduced cocaine to the scene. I was already familiar with cocaine so I was continuing to party while he was in the shower. And I was sitting on the bed minding my own business.”
Williams claimed she was date raped by Sherrick prior to the release and described her reaction after the alleged incident.
“I left after that and went home and scrubbed my skin off, cried and that was that,” she continued. “I never told anybody. I just handled it and that’s it.”
“I’ll never forget his name,” Williams added. “And you know, and now that I’ve said it, and I’m still on TV, now his kids and their kids and their kids are gonna have to deal with that. I was raped by Sherrick.”
Sherrick started his music career as a member of the Motown group, Kagny, before embarking on a solo career. His biggest hit was “Just Call,” which made it to the Top 10 on the Billboard R&B singles chart. After battling substance abuse, Sherrick passed away in 1999, at the age of 41 of unknown causes.
Wendy Williams: The Movie and Wendy Williams: What A Mess are both set to premiere on January 30.
Source: New York Daily News