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Serena Williams’ 75-yrs-old father moves to divorce wife over theft

Richard Williams, a tennis coach and father of female tennis sensations – Venus and Serena – has filed for divorce from his wife, Lakeisha Williams.

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Richard carrying their son with Lakeisha Graham

The 75-year-old is accusing Lakeisha of stealing his social security checks and forging his signature to transfer property, which include cars and a house, to her name in court documents filed in West Palm Beach, Florida.

He also claims her wife moved out last year and left their five-year-old son in his exclusive care.

Richard married Lakeisha, who’s a year older than Venus in 2010, and they welcomed a son, Dylan Starr Williams in 2012.

Richard is the father of tennis champs, Venus and Serena Williams.

However, Lakeisha’s Miami lawyer, Sandy Becher has 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.”

This will be Richard’s third divorce when finalised.

He was previously married to Betty Johnson, and Oracene Price – the mother of tennis champs Venus and Serena, whom he divorced in 2002.

Mwiza Ritah

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