Venus & Serena Williams’ Father Claims Estranged Wife ‘Took Everything’ From Him Before Bitter Divorce Battle
Venus and Serena Williams‘ father, Richard Williams, is accusing his estranged wife of “taking everything” before their bitter divorce battle.
The former tennis coach, who first filed for divorce from his 42-year-old wife Lakeisha in 2017, claimed she took the 80-year-old’s money and cars before taking his Palm Beach Gardens, Florida home. Richard William’s son, Chavoita LeSane, recently expressed his concerns during an interview.
“My first concern, as far as Lakeisha and the relationship with my dad, I think began when my dad started having concerns about money disappearing. He would want me to figure out why his checks stopped coming to him. What was going on? And that really became very alarming to me.”
“I started wondering why his social security checks were even of importance, financially, so it was just very odd. My dad’s very astute when it comes to his finances. So social security checks were not like, so great that my dad needed to rely on to take care of himself, month to month.”
In his divorce petition, Venus and Serena’s father accused Lakeisha of stealing his social security checks and forging his signature to take over ownership of his vehicles.
Although the family has yet to file any police report or civil claim regarding this, Chavoita insisted they are seeking legal advice and gathering documents.
Williams‘ son alleged,
“Lakeisha took the Mercedes, she took the bus, she took money, what else was it? The motorcycle. There are so many things that she stole or forged documents for him. That’s considered elder abuse.”
“We’re just putting all of it together, it’s a lot. This whole situation has been frustrating.”
Making matters worse, Lakeisha allegedly forged Richard’s signature and took over ownership of his Palm Beach Gardens home for only $10. Lakeisha then allegedly approached a “hard lender” named David Simon who loaned her $279,000, which she blew on a failed trucking business.
“She took everything.. But I think she’s a very good mom. Junior is in school right now, he’s doing extraordinarily well.”
The pair, who met at a tennis match in Miami, tied the knot in 2010, and share custody of their son, Dylan, 10.
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