Back in February, in a story by The New York Post about alleged abuse that was causing behind-the-scenes turmoil for Wendy Williams‘ talk show, sobriety and overall life, The Breakfast Club‘s Charlamagne shared his thoughts on what he thought was really going on with her. He used to work with Williams on her popular radio show and told The Post that her husband, Kevin Hunter, was a man of poor character. He also said that he believed Williams was being abused, and that he hoped she would get out.
“I don’t f–k with Kevin. I think he’s a terrible human being,” he said at the time. “I will just tell you that I hope Wendy Williams wakes up before one day she doesn’t wake up.”
The radio personality didn’t say much back then, but he definitely had a lot more to say and get off of his chest on Wednesday when The Breakfast Club addressed Williams’ announcement that she was living in a sober house to help her combat addiction. He said she only opened up about her situation because The Daily Mail exposed her with an exclusive that included photos of her going to and coming from the sober house, and more information about her husband. In the latter case, The Daily Mail published new photos of Hunter and alleged mistress Sharina Hudson together enjoying some vacay moments.
“Wendy Williams needs rehab from her husband, Kevin Hunter. This is yet another lie, another half-truth, whatever you want to call it, that is deflecting from the actual issue, which is the alleged abuse and infidelity from her husband,” he said. “There’s a difference between being real and being exposed. Wendy only came out with that yesterday because The Daily Mail article came out yesterday saying she was in rehab for pills and alcohol because of her husband Kevin Hunter’s alleged physical abuse and infidelity.”
The more the 40-year-old thought and talked about the situation, the more riled up he became — and messy. It quickly came across as though Charlamagne had inside information on what was going on with the couple (and the alleged mistress), and had no issue calling Hunter, again, “a terrible human being.”
“The root of it is the alleged abuse and infidelity by her bum a– husband, Kevin Hunter!” he continued. “So here’s my advice for Wendy Williams: She needs to go to rehab for her husband Kevin Hunter, because whenever there’s a story about him cheating or physically abusing her, she says nothing is wrong. Everything is fine. She deflects to something else. And since she’s getting ahead of things, she needs to get ahead of this alleged abuse by her husband because that truth will be revealed, and that truth about Sharina Hudson, aka, Nikki, will be revealed, too. But good luck! I wish you the best.”
Near the end of their conversation on the topic during the “Rumor Report” segment, Charlamagne contended that it’s time for Williams to be fully honest about what’s going on.
“She needs to be open because there’s a lot more stories that I’m sure is going to be down the pipeline,” he said. “You think The Daily Mail story was the only story? Was this new to anybody in this room? We knew she was in rehab! C’mon!”