Richard Williams, 75, the father of tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams’ has filed for divorce from his 38-year-old wife of seven years, Lakeisha Williams.
Richard Williams and Lakeisha married in 2010, following his divorce from Serena and Venus’ mother Oracene Price in 2002 after allegations of domestic abuse.
In the divorce documents, the tennis coach claims his wife 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 also claims she moved out last year and left their now 5-year-old son, Dylan, in his exclusive care.
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.
Richard says this wife abandoned the marital home in August 2016 and left Dylan in his care.
She allegedly transferred 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.
The tennis coach filed a separate lawsuit against his wife to reclaim the West Palm Beach house, which he says he bought with ex-wife Oracene Price in 1995.
Williams also claims that Lakeisha who is just a year older than his first daughter Venus ,37, transferred the titles of multiple cars to herself, took money out of their joint bank accounts and accounts he owned alone, and took some of his social security payments.
Lakeisha’s lawyer Sandy Becher, 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.’