There’s been plenty of discuss The Wendy Williams Present recently, and it seems to be like it may be round for fairly some time. Wendy Williams’ ex-husband Kevin Hunter has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in opposition to manufacturing firm Debmar-Mercury.
In keeping with paperwork unique to The Shade Room, the media outlet’s ex-husband filed paperwork in New York on Monday, February 28.
In his lawsuit, Kevin Hunter alleges that he was terminated “attributable to his marital standing, which is barred by New York human rights regulation.”
On account of the firing, Hunter “suffered between $7 million and $10 million in financial injury, which is being decided by means of a courtroom continuing,” the submitting reads.
He claims that in April 2019, after Wendy filed for divorce, he obtained a letter from Debmar-Mercury telling him he was fired. The letter learn, partly, “Efficient instantly, your function as government producer of The Wendy Williams Present is terminated and your skilled relationship with Debmar-Mercury can be terminated.”
The lawsuit alleges that the manufacturing firm started negotiating talks with him and Wendy Williams in 2007. The media outlet’s ex-husband additionally says he “represented Williams always throughout the negotiations between Debmar and Williams.”
Hunter additionally said, “He was used to being behind the scenes of Williams’ earlier ventures and used his enterprise data and road savvy to barter a considerable monetary enhance over the unique contract Williams was supplied.”
The swimsuit additionally says he was government producer of the present “from roughly November 2007 to April 2019.”
The paperwork state that Hunter was contractually obligated to 10% of the “fee on earnings.”
It additionally mentions the duties Hunter was accountable for. Among the many many listed, he claims that a few of his duties embody “creating the present’s model and look; assist craft the present’s vastly standard “Sizzling Matters,” “Shoe Cam,” and “Sizzling Seat” segments.”
The submitting claims that most of the segments Hunter helped create in creating The Wendy Williams Present “might be a part of Sherri Shepherd’s new present.”
He additionally says “the present by no means recovered from his dismissal” and “the defendants underestimated the plaintiff’s worth to the present.”
Kevin Hunter is demanding “not lower than $7,000,000” and “punitive damages, misplaced wages, commissions.” He’s additionally demanding “the prices and costs of this continuing, together with attorneys’ charges.”