Serena and Venus Williams’ 75-year-old dad files for divorce

Posted on June 15 2017 , at 08:00 am
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  • This will be Richard's third divorce when finalised.

Richard married Lakeisha in 2010 and they welcomed a son, Dylan Starr Williams in 2012.

Richard Williams, a tennis coach, and father of Venus and Serena Williams, has filed for divorce from his wife, Lakeisha Williams.

The 75-year-old is accusing Lakeisha of stealing his social security checks and forging his signature to transfer property, which include cars and a house, to her name in court documents filed in West Palm Beach, Florida.

He also claims she moved out last year and left their five-year-old son in his exclusive care.

Richard married Lakeisha, who’s a year older than Venus in 2010, and they welcomed a son, Dylan Starr Williams in 2012.

Richard is the father of tennis champs, Venus and Serena Williams.

However, Lakeisha’s Miami lawyer, Sandy Becher has denied the allegations;

‘We categorically deny each and all the allegations he has made in the petition, when the issues come before the court, they’ll be proven to be patently false.’

This will be Richard’s third divorce when finalised.

He was previously married to Betty Johnson, and Oracene Price – the mother of tennis champs Venus and Serena, whom he divorced in 2002.

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