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.
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Jamaican ska singer Millie Small has died after suffering a stroke in England. She was 73.
Millie was best known for her 1964 hit "My Boy Lollipop," which featured a little-known Rod Stewart playing the harmonica.
Millie's death was confirmed to the Jamaican Observer newspaper by her friend and former producer, Chris Blackwell.
He said of Millie, who he last saw 12 years ago: "I would say she's the person who took ska international because it was her first hit record reaching number 2 both in the U.K. Singles Chart and in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It became a hit pretty much everywhere in the world," he told the Jamaica Observer.
"I went with her around the world because each of the territories wanted her to turn up and do TV shows and such, and it was just incredible how she handled it. She was such a sweet person, really a sweet person. Very funny, great sense of humor. She was really special."
"My Boy Lollipop", originally recorded by Barbie Gaye in late 1956, was a smash hit for 17-year-old Millie in 1964.
The song sold over seven million copies and it was played at the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony.
In a rare interview in the August, 2016, edition of Goldmine, Millie said she never received any royalties for the hit single.
Millie, who was born Millicent Dolly May Small, retired from singing in 1970, "because it was the end of the dream and it felt like the right time." In 1984 she welcomed her daughter, Jaelee, who is a singer/songwriter.
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