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Wendy Williams May Be Considering Legal Action After Being Tossed Out Of 'The Wendy Williams Show' & Replaced By Sherri Shepherd : Report

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Feb. 23 2022, Published 1:45 p.m. ET

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Wendy Williams has not been happy with the way she was dismissed from her own show.

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According to Radar, the former host of The Wendy Williams Show, 57, has reportedly been considering legal action after Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein announced that Williams and her show would be replaced by Sherri Shepherd and her show Sherri in the fall.

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“Wendy is on sick leave and has basically been fired," a source close to the former shock jock noted of her dismissal. "This isn’t right and Wendy isn’t going to take this."

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“She is considering legal action against her producers and is also deciding on what to do about Sherri Shepherd," the insider told the outlet. "Sherri was supposed to be a friend filling in for Wendy while she was sick, but instead, Sherri stabbed Wendy in the back. If anyone thinks Wendy is going to disappear without a fight they are a fool."

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On Tuesday, February 22, the executives made the announcement that they were moving on with the 30 Rock actress, 54. “Since Wendy is still not available to host the show as she continues on her road to recovery, we believe it is best for our fans, stations and advertising partners to start making this transition now." They noted in their statement.

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We hope to be able to work with Wendy again in the future, and continue to wish her a speedy and full recovery," Marcus and Bernstein added. “We all have a great love and affinity for Wendy, who grew into a true icon during her 12 incredible seasons as the solo host of a live, daily talk show dishing on ‘Hot Topics’ and interviewing celebrities."

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Despite the syndication company's well wishes — Williams has not taken their decision lightly. "You can’t just fire someone after a decade because they are sick,” the insider explained.

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“Wendy has been reading the news where Chris Cuomo is suing CNN for $60 million and Megyn Kelly get $60 million when she was kicked out of NBC," the source continued. "Knowing Wendy, she will think she can get the same amount too. This is going to get ugly. She was hired because of her big mouth, well now that big mouth is going to bite the hand that fed her.”

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As OK! previously reported, the New Jersey native called out her publicist Howard Bragman for issuing a statement on her behalf without her consent. "Mr. Bragman, Although I appreciate your concerns and respect you immensely I have not authorized you to make any statements on my behalf regarding my current status with Debmar Mercury," Williams noted on Instagram on Tuesday, February 22.

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