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Father of Venus and Serena Williams wants to divorce wife

Richard Williams, 75-year-old father of American female tennis players, Venus and Serena Williams has filed for divorce from his wife, Lakeisha Williams.

The tennis coach alleged that his wife stole his social security checks and forged his signature to transfer properties such as cars and a house, to her name, in court documents filed in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Williams who got married to Lakeisha in 2010 also accused her of leaving their five-year-old son, Dylan Starr Williams in exclusive care after she moved out last year.

Responding to the divorce filed, Lakeisha through her lawyer, Sandy Becher denied the allegations saying: “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.”

Williams who divorced Oracene Price, mother of Serena and Venus in 2002, will be divorced for the third time if his case scales through. He was also married to Betty Johnson between 1965 – 1973.


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