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Wendy Williams denies giving rep Howard Bragman authority to release statements

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Wendy Williams has denied giving her rep Howard Bragman any authority to release any statements concerning status with Debmar Mercury.

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“It’s been a challenging time for Wendy as she deals with her health issues. She is incredibly grateful to Debmar-Mercury, to Sherri and everybody else who has supported the show through this time,” the 57-year-old’s rep told People.

“She, more than anyone, understands the reality of syndicated television — you can’t go to the marketplace and sell a show that’s the ‘Maybe Wendy Show,’” he continued. “She understands why this decision was made from a business point of view, and she has been assured by Debmar-Mercury that should her health get to a point where she can host again and should her desire be that she hosts again that she would be back on TV at that time.”

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However, Wendy went on Instagram to respond to Bragman’s comments.

“Mr. Bragman: Although I appreciate your concerns and respect you immensely, I have not authorized you to make any statements on my behalf regarding my current status with Debmar-Mercury,” she wrote. “Again, thanks for your continuing concern and support.”

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Williams has been unable to broadcast The Wendy Williams Show for the 13th season due to health difficulties. She recovered from a breakthrough COVID-19 case, but repercussions from her Graves’ illness struggle have continued to plague her.

The season was twice postponed before Leah Remini came in as a guest presenter during the show’s opening week in October 2021.

Shepherd, 54, was also cast alongside Michael Rapaport, Whitney Cummings, Jerry Springer, and other celebrities to keep the program going.

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