Wendy Williams takes a minute to set things straight.
On a recent taping of The Wendy Williams Show, where the latest gossip and celebrity drama is discussed (more recently the rape allegations surrounding Nelly) Wendy said an insensitive comment that a lot of people did not take to.
When discussing the woman who is suing Nelly, Wendy said: “If she did not put herself in that situation, this wouldn’t have happened. Young lady, you’ve got to stay out of tour buses.”
The talk show host began her Tuesday show with a public apology, where she began her emotional response with a picture of herself from when she was 13-years-old, talking about men that she would encounter since she looked much older than she was. She details how she understands how some men can be blunt.
“All I’m saying regarding young women is, I apologize if my message was met with callousness,” she said emotionally. “But, what I meant to say is, young ladies, we should be able to go wherever we want to go, but we always have to know where the exits are, we always have to have our 20 dollar bill just in case, and we have to be aware, that’s all I was saying. I apologize.”
Wendy adds how she sits on stage alone and doesn't have someone to bounce her comments off of like the ladies over at The View.
Nelly is being accused of rape that is said to have taken place on his tour bus in Washington. Nelly's attorney, Scott Rosenblum, issued a statement following the allegations that read:
Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation. Our initial investigation, clearly establishes, this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am confident, once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.
The victim's attorney, Karen Koehler, issued a response after Nelly was accused of bullying and intimidating the victim.
"It is morally reprehensible for an accused person and his bully lawyer to issue derogatory and defamatory statements against a young alleged rape victim," Koehler said in the letter. "It is also criminal -- in the State of Washington -- when those vicious attacks are issued in the form of threats."