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Dad Of Serena and Venus Williams Files For Divorce

  • Richard Williams, tennis champs Serena and Venus Williams’ 75-year-old father, has filed for divorce from his much younger wife in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • The tennis coach – credited for training his superstar daughters – claims his 38-year-old wife of seven years, is an alcoholic in court papers
  • He also claims Lakeisha Williams has stolen his social security checks and transferred ownership of cars and a house to herself by forging his signature
  • Williams married the woman barely older than his famous daughters in 2010
  • He claims she moved out last year and left their now 5-year-old son, Dylan, in his exclusive care

Richard Williams, tennis champs Serena and Venus Williams’ 75-year-old father, has filed for divorce from his much younger wife in West Palm Beach, Florida.

In his petition, the 75-year-old tennis coach often credited for training his daughters in their younger years and laying the foundations that eventually made them into tennis superstars, believes his 38-year-old wife of seven years, Lakeisha Williams, is an alcoholic.

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He also claims she is stealing his social security checks and transferred ownership of their cars and a house to herself by forging his signature.

Williams, who married Lakeisha in 2010, also claims she moved out last year and left their now 5-year-old son, Dylan, in his exclusive care. Lakeisha is barely older than his two two daughters – Serena is 35 and Venus will turn 37 on Saturday.

Richard Williams, tennis champs Serena and Venus Williams’ 75-year-old father, has filed for divorce from his much younger wife Lakeisha in West Palm Beach, Florida. He claims she moved out last year and left their now 5-year-old son, Dylan, in his exclusive care
Williams is credited for training his daughters Selena (right) and Venus when they were children. The family celebrates Serena’s Wimbledon singles championship in 2012
Until recently, Richard Williams and his young family were permanent fixture courtside whenever Serena, who’s now pregnant with her first child, and Venus played in big tournaments in London, Paris and Melbourne

Richard Williams also alleges she left him for ‘a new person’ who has ‘serious criminal, felony charges pending who could impose a danger to the minor child,’ the document reads.

When reached on her cellphone, Lakeisha said she couldn’t talk and hung up.
But Sandy Becher, her Miami lawyer, called Richard’s petition ‘outrageous.’

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

DailyMail.com called Serena and a woman claiming to be one of her assistants picked up her cell phone and promised to leave a message for Serena to comment.

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Richard is currently overseas and didn’t return calls for comment and neither did his lawyer, Reginald Sessions.
The divorce petition, however, alleges plenty about his relationship with Lakeisha, and includes an unusually graphic litany of complaints against Lakeisha, a nurse’s assistant by trade.
In asking the judge for a parenting plan, court papers allege: ‘The husband is concerned that the wife is addicted to alcohol.’

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