A Caucasian senior citizen claims Wendy Williams is racist and ageist after her tickets were taken away and given to young Black women before a taping last month.
Diane Stevens, who frequents talk shows in her spare time, told Page Six that on Feb. 14 she and two friends were turned away as they arrived at 6:30a.m. to see a taping of the "Wendy Williams Show."
The 60-year-old from The Bronx said she and her friends took a bus and two trains to make it on time for the taping.
"So because we have canes they let us sit down inside the audience holding [area]. Then the audience coordinator comes on the headset and she looks at us and says into the headset, I am taking the tickets from the older people,'" she alleged.
Stevens claims the audience coordinator took their tickets and escorted them out of the building.
"It was so humiliating," she told Page Six.
Stevens, who is white, said the tickets were handed to three young Black women waiting in line, and she believes the decision to take her tickets was motivated by ageism - because she was old - and racism.
A spokesperson for Wendy Williams' production company denied the allegations.
"We have the best audience in daytime and we provide a welcoming, fun environment for all of Wendy’s co-hosts [as Williams refers to her audience]."
On Tuesday, Wendy shocked her audience by telling them she has been living in a sober house drug treatment home in the Queens area.
Every morning around 7 a.m. Wendy is picked up from the Pure Recovery Network sober house apartments and driven to the studio to tape her show.
Afterwards, she is driven back to the apartments on Pearson Street, where she lives with "smelly boys" who hog the TV and have become like family to her.
Sometimes she is driven to the sober home by her husband, Kevin Hunter, who is reportedly expecting a child with his longtime girlfriend, masseuse Sharina Hudson, 33.
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