Wendy Williams’ financial advisor says she’s ‘a prisoner in her own house’

Wendy Williams’ financial adviser, Lori Schiller, claims she had to hire armed security guards to protect herself and her family after death threats.

The financial adviser told Page Six she was a “prisoner in her own home” after Wendy publicly criticized her and called her a “disgruntled” former employee in February.

Lori told the outlet that she was not fired and was still an advisor for Wendy on her account.

Latest: Wendy Williams’ financial adviser Lori Schiller claims she had to hire armed security guards to protect herself and her family after she was fired by the talk show host amid death threats; seen

“I have armed police 24 hours a day outside my house who sort of check everyone who comes to my front door,” Lori told Page Six.

“It’s starting to affect my life. I’m a prisoner in my own house,” and that continuing to work on Wendy’s account has put her and her family at risk due to death threats.

“I kind of live in my own personal hell here,” she said.

Lori claims she was not fired from the account and is Wendy’s primary financial advisor; There is a guard in place acting as a conduit between the host and the bank.

News: The financial adviser told Page Six that she was

News: The financial adviser told Page Six she was ‘a prisoner in her own home’ after Wendy publicly criticized her and called her a ‘disgruntled former employee in February

She says she had “all positive” conversations with Wendy and was “close” for 12 years.

In February, Wells Fargo froze its accounts after Lori claimed Wendy was “sick of mind,” which Wendy publicly denied, per Page Six.

Wendy filed an affidavit in New York Supreme Court in February seeking a restraining order against the bank after it denied its request for access to its bank accounts; the bank claimed it needed conservatorship.

In February, the talk show host publicly claimed she had fired Lori, which Lori has now disputed and said she was not fired.

“All I did was follow the law to the end, and I was praised by Wells Fargo for all my efforts. I gave them enough time to come to my defense and make a statement and for some reason they just put it aside.

Lori’s attorney, Anthony Mango, also told the outlet that Wells Fargo had applied for conservatorship and not his client.

On Thursday, Wendy gave fans another preview of her upcoming podcast in a photo slideshow shared to Instagram.

Recent: The 58-year-old TV personality looked happy and healthy as she sat in a funky purple velor chair with a 'The Wendy Experience' hoodie on it

Recent: The 58-year-old TV personality looked happy and healthy as she sat in a funky purple velor chair with a ‘The Wendy Experience’ hoodie on it

The 58-year-old TV personality looked happy and healthy as she sat in a funky purple velor chair wearing ‘The Wendy Experience’ hoodie.

Williams has been “home and healing” for the past two weeks after returning to rehab in September following a series of erratic behaviors and drug addiction allegations.

‘About Last NIGHT…Team WENDY!’ Williams captioned Thursday’s post. She was joined on the podcast by her publicist Shawn Zanotti as well as jeweler William Selby and his friend Keesha Anderson.

She included the hashtags ‘#WendyWilliams #TheWendyExperience #allthingswendy #Howyoudoing #TeamWendy’ as well as ‘#StayTuned’

Williams has been promoting “The Wendy Experience” since July, but her latest post suggests the first episode has finally been taped.

On the podcast’s official Instagram, it’s described as Williams’ “new wave” and something that “will be unforgettable.”

‘Home and recovery: Williams has been ‘home and recovery’ for the past three weeks after returning to rehab in September following a series of erratic behaviors and substance abuse allegations; Williams seen in 2020

Williams’ publicist Zanotti confirmed to E! News last month that the star had finished her recent stint in rehab and was “looking forward” to getting back into the swing of things.

“Wendy is excited about the journey ahead and can’t wait to release her many projects,” Zanotti said.

She continued, “She wants to say ‘thank you to my fans for your love, support and many prayers, I’m back and better than ever. “

Zanotti confirmed to The Sun last month that Williams had entered a “wellness centre” in a bid to “manage her general health issues”.

She was “being cared for by a team of some of the best doctors in the world,” Zanotti told the outlet, adding that Williams was gearing up “for a major comeback for the next level of her career with The Wendy Experience Podcast.”

No details about the facility or its location have been revealed.

Williams has previously been in treatment at locations in New York and Florida.

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Moving forward: “Wendy is excited about the road ahead and looks forward to releasing her many projects,” the former talk show host’s publicist Shawn Zanotti said in a statement to E! News Tuesday; Wendy seen in August

Zanotti continued:

Zanotti continued, “She wants to say ‘thank you to my fans for your love, support and many prayers, I’m back and better than ever'”; Wendy seen in August

At the time, a source told Page Six that Williams’ substance issues had “worsened” as “she went from [drinking] from wine to vodka.

Williams struggled to control his drinking, to the detriment of his overall health, which a source described as “failing”.

They added: “She can’t stop drinking and she has to stop drinking; it only makes his health worse.

Sources told Page Six that her one-off series’ production company, Debmar-Mercury, “refused” to participate in efforts to enlist Williams’ help amid her troubles. The source said: ‘They turned their back on him’ and ‘had too much control over someone so vulnerable’.

Details: A source told Page Six that his substance abuse issues had

Details: A source told Page Six that her substance abuse issues had “worsened” as “she went from [drinking] from wine to vodka directly; seen in 2018

Williams’ ex-husband Kevin Hunter, 50, told the outlet last July that “Debmar would not support Wendy’s recovery efforts with the family” because “they would not sign anything that would have helped her recovery efforts”.

Hunter told the outlet of a meeting between company representatives and relatives of Williams during which they discussed his struggle with alcohol.

“They attended a meeting with all of her family, including her now deceased mother, and did not approve of recovery efforts that would have helped Wendy recover, live and be sober,” Hunter said. “They basically said, ‘If you don’t stop drinking, you’re going to lose the show. “”

An insider told the outlet in August that “things are really bad” for Williams, who said last month that she was married to an NYPD officer.

“She’s not the same Wendy…she’s regressed like crazy and her family in Florida is very worried about her,” a source told Page Six in August.

Issues: Williams has also been at the center of other controversies, as she fought financial institution Wells Fargo legally after being blocked on bank accounts she held;  Wendy seen in August

Issues: Williams has also been at the center of other controversies, as she fought financial institution Wells Fargo legally after being blocked on bank accounts she held; Wendy seen in August

Williams has dealt with substance abuse issues before, as she was able to achieve an extended period of sobriety until around late 2018/early 2019, when she took a two-month break from filming to enter a halfway house.

She said on her show in March 2019: “Only Kevin knows about this. Not my parents, nobody. No one knew because I look so glamorous here. After completing my appointments… I am driven back by my 24 hour sober coach to a house I live in in the [Tri-state area] with a bunch of smelly boys who became my family.

Dailymail.com has contacted representatives for Williams for comment.