Tennis coach dad of tennis siblings Serena and Venus Williams’ 75-year-old dad, filed for divorce from Second wife in West Palm Beach, Fla
Richard Williams alleges, Lakeisha Williams, 38, has ‘stolen his social security checks’
Divorce docs allege Lakeisha ‘forged his signature to transfer property to her name’
Richard who created the Williams tennis dynasty and shares a son with his wife of seven years, accused her of being an alcoholic
The couple wed in 2010, but Lakeisha allegedly, moved out last year and left parenting duties for 5-year-old Dylan, exclusively to her estranged husband
The double tennis champion’ raising dad alleges Lakeisha abandoned home for ‘a new person’ with ‘serious criminal, felony charges pending who could pose a danger to the minor child’
He divorced Venus and Serena’s mom, Oracene Price, in 2002
Richard and trophy wife Lakeisha at the US open. He has just file for divorce from the 38-year-old registered nurse
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.
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 is mates with his tennis playing daughters, in 2010. He also claims she moved out last year and left their now 5-year-old son, Dylan, in his exclusive care.
Richard Williams alleges Lakeisha [left], dumped both him and baby Dylan and moved on with a someone with questionable character
Venus [left], applauds as Richard Williams [center], hugs Serena after her Wimbledon singles championship in 2012
Venus Williams and her husband Elio Pis [left], Lakeisha, Dylan and Richard at practice
The divorce petition, details a lot of the travails of their marriage, 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.’
Williams also alleges Lakeisha 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.
Richard Williams alleges his ‘alcoholic’ second wife, Lakeisha Williams [right], abandoned the marital home for ‘a new person’ who has ‘serious criminal, felony charges pending who could impose a danger to the minor child’
Richard Williams and Oracene Price civorced in 2002. Oracene Price, [center], seen with the young Serena [left] and Venus left after a police report with allegations of domestic abuse popped up in Florida.
It was reported that Oracene suffered three broken ribs but Richard was never charged criminally in connection with alleged crimes.
Richard’s current divorce petition accuses Lakeisha of failing to keep a schedule, picking up Dylan after his bed time then returning him to Richard in the middle of the night.
The document adds she allegedly lives with a person of questionable character in an environment that’s not conducive to raising a child.
Richard says this wife abandoned the marital home in August 2016 and left Dylan in his care. Since then, he claims, Lakeisha, has defrauded him in several ways.
She transfered, he alleges, the deed of one of his homes to herself by forging his signature, and then took out a $152,000-mortgage on it after, again, imitating his writing.
He has filed a separate lawsuit against her to reclaim the West Palm Beach house, which he says he bought with ex-wife Oracene Price in 1995.
Alex Ohanian and pregnant fiancée, Serena Williams at the New York Met Gala in May
Richard Williams with daughters, future tennis prodigies Venus [left], and Serena
Until recently, Richard Williams seemingly enjoying a new lease of life after his 2002 divorce from first wife and mother of his tennis champion daughters, Oracene Price has been a permanent fixture courtside, with his young family, whenever Serena, who’s now pregnant with her first child, and Venus played in big tournaments around the world.
Richard divorced Oracene Price, Serena and Venus’ mother, in 2002 after a police report with allegations of domestic abuse popped up in Florida, where the entire family live.
Oracene reportedly, suffered three broken ribs but Richard was never charged criminally in connection with alleged crimes.
Sandy Becher, Lakeisha’s 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.’