Shirley Strawberry’s husband Earnest “Ernesto” Williams was hit with 5 new charges on Friday, according to YouTuber Chronicle Speaks.
Williams was arrested in May 2022 while in possession of a machine gun — a Glock handgun equipped with a switch and a silencer.
Officers spotted Williams in a stolen vehicle. The officers followed the vehicle to an apartment complex where he was taken into custody. He was also found to be in possession of marijuana.
In December 2022, Williams, 58, was arrested on fraud and child p0rnography charges. Police allegedly found four indecent photos of an underaged child on his computer.
Williams was charged with operating a credit repair scam along with his “girlfriend” Ericka King, 47, who allegedly pretended to be his attorney. King is currently out on bond awaiting trial.
On June 6, 2023 Williams pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a weapon. He was sentenced to 23 months in prison.
On Friday, Williams was hit with 5 new charges, including rape, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated sodomy, sexual battery and trafficking a person for sexual servitude.
With Williams doing time in prison, Shirley Strawberry’s credibility as a relationship expert is in doubt.
The 69-year-old “Steve Harvey Show” co-host wrote a letter to the judge pleading for her husband to be released on bond, but the judge ignored her request.
Steve Harvey’s loyalty to his longtime co-host is in question. Sources say Harvey is “embarrassed and humiliated” by the scandal.
Rumor has it that Harvey introduced Strawberry to Williams. Harvey walked Strawberry down the aisle during her wedding in January 2015.
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