Sunday, November 28, 2021

Venus and Serena Half Sister Slams King Richard Movie


The new Will Smith movie 'King Richard', a biopic about tennis phenoms Venus and Serena Williams' father coaching them to superstardom, opened in theaters nationwide last week. 

Now one of Richard Williams' daughters from his first marriage speaks out about him leaving his family to starve while he moved on and created a new family with his second wife, Venus and Serena's mother Oracence...

From The Sun
"It's a comedy, no?" [Sabrina Williams] scoffed when speaking to The Sun. "How can you make a movie by telling half the story?
"It suddenly starts with dad and his new wife Oracene and their children. It's like nothing happened before.
Since [Richard Williams] walked out on Sabrina, 57, and her siblings, she has seen her father just a handful of times.
She alleges he also snubbed the family during the worst times in her life – including when her mother was battling cancer in 1998 and couldn’t afford vital medical care before she died.
“My sister Reneeka was a baby eight weeks old when my dad left,” she said.
“How do you leave a baby? I was eight years old, and he left under the pretense ‘I’m gonna get you a bike?’ I can laugh about it now.
“I don’t think it should have taken up the whole movie, but, to give the movie some more credibility, at least reference it, as he left us when he was a grown man. Does anyone believe this story? Wow, really, it’s all there on Google.
“I get it, every movie is slightly economical with the truth, but because it’s Venus and Serena, nobody is going to put anything bad about them, or make it seem like they were part of something bad.
“Truth be told, those girls rose to the top while his other children had to suffer because of the choices my dad made, we were raised in poverty after he left.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with her because I didn't know he had another family before S&V.

Now I heard his home is in foreclosure and no one is helping him. Is this movie telling all the truth about his man? Or is it just glorifying him making S&V tennis stars? I want be watching. Not really a fan of WS in serious rolls. They could have found a real theatrical actor for this lead.

Anonymous said...

This is a prime example of why blended families don't work -

This woman needs to talk to a therapist, not The Sun, about her childhood and abandonment issues. S&V have been on top for decades, and she should have known that any film about their father, was going to focus on his relationship with S&V - not his entire autobiographical account of what a selfish asshole he was to his first wife and first set of kids. S&V have nothing to do with how he treated her or her mother. Why take this opportunity to make the film about you and your issues? I'm sorry, but, nobody cares about Richard's first wife and family. They only care about how his influence created S&V. Period.

So sick of bitter relatives clout chasing every time they sniff fame, attention, or a come up. Just enjoy the movie for what it is, not what it could be.

The King Of The Real said...

Venus & Serena dont owe them jack. talk to your daddy

ms mac said...

Well it's Hollywood so you know the story's gonna be short on facts and truth. Too bad her family had to suffer but it seems like Richard's getting his comeuppance anyway. His golden years don't sound to golden right about now.

No Chiraq said...

Go to a Therapist. Please.

Anonymous said...

The movie mentions him being a shitty father to his other children. It's not a significant focus, but it does come up.

Alma's Daughter said...

Sabrina’s right. If nothing else, they deserved a reference. Damn.

Unknown said...

Sabrina needs some damn therapy and a life of her own.

Anonymous said...

If the movie is called King Richard, then it's about Richard and should've told the truth, good, bad, and ugly. Will Smith failed with this one because it is not honest and he isn't a king.

The real reason Richard and Orancene are divorced is because his last beating cracked her ribs and she was getting too old to take it. So this may be why Venus and Serena don't bail him out. He was a BEAST with his he
beatings. A lot of Louisiana men beat their women. He was beating her long after the daughters became number 1 in tennis. He's worse than Ike Turner. He is a horrible man. Ms.Orancene chose not to publicly address it to spare her daughters the shame. To those who can't understand why his children hste him then just know it's because the movie is a d@mn lie. Woman beater.

Anonymous said...

Some of you are so ignorant. The daughter never said Venus and Serena owe her or the other siblings. She said Richard abandoned young children and a wife, and even when he became weathier from being a manager, he never helped even as their mother lay dying. He was the LIVING parent. He's a bum and anyone who cosigns a man abandoning his children to start a new family, and then slave drive them to make his dirty @$$ rich, lacks wisdom. Venus and Serena were his meal ticket and he didn't love them either the way he bloodied their mother.

R in NYC said...

Well he's reaping what he has sown. That younger wife of his ran his pockets.

Anonymous said...

This movie has nothing to do with the family he had before Serena & Venus, so why would they include that story! This woman obviously needs closure. Her father is still alive and she should be spending the time to get it from him before his old ass dies. Sounds like she was more interested in being recognized in a movie than she is getting an explanation from her daddy. But, whatever it is, this ain't it.


Anonymous said...

@7:51, the movie says "King Richard." Everyone is someone long before they become king. What is the king's character? Have you not read the story of King David, the sheep herding son of Jessee, who rose to power? His life had everything from pain to glory and even adultery right in the Bible detailing how he became king and his life as king. Don't call him a king if he has no history. David tried to hide his other kid too but God wasn't having it. Get up off of your soap box and learn some humanity. As if you would be okay not being acknowledged. Even Spinderella got some acknowledgment in that Lifetime mess. Lol

Monna Kgosi said...

The story is not about them. Full stop. Its about Venus and Serena, not about the first wife and the other children.

Unknown said...

I see S&V half relatives have entered the RWS chat...

Listen, Sabrina, and her bitter siblings, need to seek visibility, accountability, and compassion from their FATHER - and not from a film that was meant to be a vehicle for S&V's legacy. Yes, the film is called "King Richard", but it's not about Richard's autobiographical account of his life. It's about his impact on S&V's personal life. So, stop with the semantics of the film's name, or, what you and your family feel like you're owed (which is owed by Richard; your father - not the producers of the film), because, again, this film IS NOT ABOUT YOU, YOUR SIBLINGS, OR RICHARD'S FIRST WIFE!

Seek help and therapy for your issues. The world does not care about why King Richard doesn't include the first marriage or set of kids. If you're bitter or feel owed an explanation then pick up the cot damn phone and call your damn daddy for an explanation!

SnookumsLynn said...

This is sad. Venus and Serena were kids and he was the best father to them. But as grown ups to know he’s trash to his children and to co-sign his trashy behavior is sad. I get he was good to them but they themselves could have helped their half siblings. But it’s clear they have men issues. Look at the trouble each of them have had finding mates. They’ve suffered at his hands also I bet. It was a good movie. Those seemed to be good family times. But he’s trash all the time.

Gg57 said...

Haaaaaaaaa the movie flopped because everyone saw through this BS. Richard is a deadbeat loser and his crippled ass is getting everything he deserves right now. I know the studio is pissed they wasted their money lmaooooo

Ps you are never getting an Oscar Will. Hang it up. You and Jada will never get the White validation.

Anonymous said...

I've seen the film, and I enjoyed it thoroughly! Lets be CLEAR! Shiiid the movie was primarily about Venus and her rise to prominence! And if you watched the film, you'd see how revolting his behavior got as the years waned in the movie.

Sabrina, this wasn't about you or your side of family. Just Richard and Venus, and a splattering of Serena! Had they done a "Biography" I would understand your bitter disdain for the film. Move on luv! This film is not your moment!

Anonymous said...

Damn, look at the message, not the messenger! Sabrina has every right to talk up, speak out, vent and let off steam. That man, "King Richard" is still her biological father, not yours. It was her experience, not yours. She knows exactly she is talking about. Let her be. As for Richard, he will get what is due.

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