Wendy Williams claims she was date raped by 1980s singer Sherrick. Wendy made the shocking revelation while promoting her upcoming Lifetime biopic, “Wendy Williams: The Movie.”
Wendy, 56, says the effeminate singer “mesmerized” her with his “twinkling eyes” during an interview in 1988.
“His name was Sherrick [and] he was a one-hit wonder, remember the song. It was called ‘Just Call’ and it was number one on the R&B charts and an overnight sensation,” she told The NY Daily News.
“He was in D.C. I was a cute radio DJ. He’d asked me did I want to accompany him to his album release celebration in D.C. and I said ‘yes.’ I got off the air and went back to his hotel room with him,” said Williams.
“He said he wanted to shower and freshen up and introduced cocaine to the scene,” she added. “I was already familiar with cocaine so I was continuing to party while he was in the shower. And I was sitting on the bed minding my own business.”
The harrowing rape scene is played out in graphic detail in the biopic, starring Ciara Peyton as Wendy, and actor Nykeem Provo portraying the rapist.
Wendy fought back tears as she recalled the incident.
“I left after that and went home and scrubbed my skin off, cried and that was that,” the Asbury Park, N.J., native recalled. “I never told anybody. I just handled it and that’s it.”
Sherrick is best known for his single “Just Call,” which peaked in the Top 10 on the Billboard R&B singles chart.
Sherrick, real name F. Lamotte Smith, was a former member of Motown R&B group Kagny. His biggest claim to fame was being featured on the soundtrack to “The Last Dragon.”
Sherrick, who was an alcoholic and drug abuser, died in 1999 of unknown causes.