R&B Singer Sherrick’s Widow Responds To Wendy Williams Rape Allegations
Last week, Wendy Williams revealed in the trailer of her upcoming Lifetime biopic, Wendy Williams: The Movie, that she was raped by 1980s R&B singer Sherrick. The talk show queen alleged that the singer lured her into his room, then “date raped” her when she was a young radio DJ in Washington, D.C..
Well, Sherrick’s widow is coming out with a statement concerning Wendy’s rape allegations.
Sherrick’s widow, Lynne Connor Smith, is questioned the timing of Wendy’s claims and calls Wendy’s story “hard to believe.” “Why would Wendy not call the police if it were true?” the film producer asked. “Why did she go out with him? We have questions, too!”
She added that Williams “waited 25 to 30 years” to speak up when she “tells the truth as a career!”
Smith also said Williams should let her late husband rest in peace since he’s no longer alive to defend himself. She further stated that the talk show host’s claims have caused harm to her family.
“Sherrick was a beautiful man, a genius with a voice like an angel,” Smith said. “We have three amazing children. This is quite painful to not only us but his nieces and siblings.”
In a separate statement, Smith’s family wrote: “The man that others knew as ‘Sherrick’ passed away 21 years ago. He was loved and adored by his family and we miss him every day. As I will never minimize or dismiss the horrid actions of sexual assault, I am saddened that Ms. Williams feels the need to publicly make these allegations when the man she is accusing is no longer on this earth to defend himself.
Our family does not know Ms. Williams and are not aware of any relationship or encounter they may have had.”