Monday, November 07, 2022

Wendy Williams' Financial Adviser Receiving Death Threats

For months former talk show host Wendy Williams had been blaming her Wells Fargo personal banker, Lori Schiller, for refusing to turn over control of her money [click here if you missed that]. 

Now Schiller claims she has been receiving death threats...

Lori Schiller exclusively tells Page Six that ever since the former daytime talk show host publicly claimed she canned the Wells Fargo adviser, she’s been “through hell.”
“I have 24-hour armed police officers outside of my house kind of vetting everyone that comes to my front door. It’s starting to affect my life. I’m a prisoner in my own home,” she tells us, adding that her continued work on the account has been putting her family “at risk.”
“I’m kind of living in my own personal hell here,” she says.
Schiller tells Page Six that despite Williams’ claims, she was never fired and is still the lead adviser on the account amid the talk show host’s lawsuit against the bank.
She says she’s been having “all positive” conversations with Williams, with whom she was “very close” for 12 years.
Despite the public lashing from 58-year-old Williams following Wells Fargo’s February claims that she needs a guardian, Schiller says she has been lauded internally by the bank for the work she’s done to protect Williams from those who mean her financial harm — but the bank won’t publicly support her.
“All I’ve done was follow the law to the tee, and I’ve been praised by Wells Fargo for all of my efforts,” Schiller says, noting that the bank is footing the bill for her home security. “I’ve given them ample time and come to my defense and make a statement and for some reason they just are putting it to the side.”
Wells Fargo, not Schiller, pursued the guardianship over Williams because of a “pattern” of behavior that made issues “apparent.”
“Wells Fargo took the lead,” she says. “I just don’t think people understand the complexities of what goes on behind the scenes.
“I do not want to leave Wells Fargo. I want to make it work,” Schiller says. “I’ve given them 10 months of my life to come to my defense. They need to do the right thing. It’s really more about my future career to grow my career from here, to set the record straight.
“It’s not fair that I’m the target of death threats,” Schiller says. “That my 11-year-old daughter has to sleep in my bed [out of fear].”