Serena and Venus Williams’ father seeks divorce over alleged stealing

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Richard Williams, tennis champs Serena and Venus Williams’ 75-year-old father, has filed for divorce from his wife, Lakeisha Williams.

Williams is seeking divorce over allegation that Lakeisha stole his social security checks and transferred ownership of their cars and a house to herself by forging his signature.
The estranged couple married seven years ago after he divorced mother of his tennis star daughters, Oracene Price.

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Thirty-eight-year-old Lakeisha, who he also accused in the divorce suit filed before a Florida court of being an alcoholic is barely older than his two two daughters – Serena is 35 and Venus will turn 37 on Saturday.

Daily Mail report that in his petition, the 75-year-old tennis coach often credited for laying the foundations that eventually made Serana and Venus tennis superstars also claims Lakeisha moved out last year and left their now 5-year-old son, Dylan, in his exclusive care.

The report said he alleged that she left him for ‘a new person’ who has ‘serious criminal, felony charges pending and who could impose a danger to their son.

Until recently, Richard Williams and his young family were permanent fixture courtside whenever Serena and Venus played in big tournaments in London, Paris and Melbourne.


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