Wendy Williams opens up about being groped on-air, internet IDs culprit
Wendy Williams has shared that she was groped during a taping of her show.
She brought up the incident on Tuesday but didn’t name the person who groped her, referring to him only as “my worst guest.”
“I’m not going to name,” she said. “I can tell you this — it had to do with groping.”
The subject came up during a discussion about the Charlie Rose scandal. She explained that the incident that happened to her happened right in front of her live studio audience.
“You all saw it and didn’t say a word,” she stated. “And I felt it and I didn’t say a word. My staff saw it and that guest will never be here anymore. He’s not relevant anymore.”
The incident happened in season two or three and she says she was just getting used to being on television at the time.
“I hug my guests; he hugged me but lays in my breasts inappropriately and I didn’t know what to do because I am brand new on TV, whereas now, I would definitely push somebody through a glass coffee table,” she said.
“After the hug, he looked up at me, he goes, ‘Oh! You’re not Oprah!'”
The internet seems to have IDed the offender as Gilbert Gottfried when he was on her show in 2011. When asked about what happened, Gottfried, 62, says he can’t remember something that happened so long ago.