When people rise up the ladder and tell their story, there is usually going to be some kind of confusion about what really happened and what people were thinking. One very confusing life is that of television star Wendy Williams. Williams has had a strange climb to the top, fighting through drug addiction, infidelity from her husband and many, many battles with other celebrities.
Recently, Wendy’s best-selling autobiography, “Wendy’s Got the Heat,” was a topic of discussion, particularly her stint in Washington, DC. While in DC, Wendy was with WOL Radio, and left the station after receiving a letter of resignation from 103.5 in New York City. Wendy details the split in this way, according to MadameNoir:
“When I got back to D.C. after the job offer, I typed up my letter of resignation, giving WOL two weeks’ notice,” she explained in her memoir. “I gave it to my boss at the time, [station program director] Dyana Williams. That was the proper and professional way, I thought, to handle it. Dyana Williams told me, ‘Don’t bother with the two weeks’ notice.’”
“She basically told me to get the f**k out right then,” Wendy went on to reflect. “She was very nasty and I was a little hurt. I had been a consummate professional my entire time in D.C. I never missed a shift and I represented the station well (as far as they knew). The way Dyana Williams handled that situation was very typical of the business, sad to say.”
Of course, history is revisionist, with everyone having their own view of the past. So, Dyana recently defended herself, saying that she was not nearly as much of a tyrant as Wendy said. In fact, she says that Wendy is actually lying about the timeline of when she was at the station and who was responsible for her being dismissed. Here is her side of the story:
“Just last week someone had said to me, ‘Oh, Wendy Williams is talking about you again in Uptown magazine,’” Dyana said to the Huffington Post. “I was like, ‘What?’ It is not true, I did not fire her! I left the station before she did […] And I looked forward to correcting that, because yes, she wrote about it in her autobiography and it came up recently in the Uptown cover story.”
“I didn’t fire Wendy,” she said. “In fact, I distinctly remember a meeting with her where I was giving her a critique and I said, ‘You’re talented, you have a bright future ahead of you. You just check your attitude.’ That’s what I said to her. I never said, ‘You’re fired’ […] I never fired anybody.”
Dyana continues to fight against her portrayal that she was the nasty woman who led to Wendy’s departure. Instead, she says that she cheered the talented woman on and wished her the very best in media.
“I’m telling you, the woman was talented then,” Dyana said. “I’m very proud of her despite the fact that she has a misinterpreted reality fact about me and her, and our history. So yeah, no, I did not fire Wendy Williams. I’m a huge Wendy Williams admirer.”
If someone is telling those kinds of lies about you, should you sue them for that?