Williams, once homeless and struggling with crack and alcohol, became famous in 2011 as "the homeless man with the golden voice," leading to radio appearances, a six-figure book advance, and a job as the voice of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.
Three years later, Williams told Doral Chenoweth—the reporter who first "discovered" him—that he hasn't used drugs in years, but that a series of bad financial decisions has left him without a car or a place of his own.
Williams says two different sets of managers squandered his money, starting while he was in treatment, and admits he signed "some things I shouldn't have signed."
"Do you own any furniture?" Chenoweth asks.
"I own nothing. I own nothing."
Williams still has a regular radio gig, though, and is under contract with Kraft for another year. His story isn't the impossible rags-to-riches tale the Internet was cheering for when his voice first "went viral," but he's surviving.
His next step, he says, is volunteering at a soup kitchen on Fridays.