Friday, June 03, 2022

Richard Williams Suing Estranged Wife Over Forged Deed

Five years ago Venus and Serena Williams' father filed a restraining order against his third wife after accusing her of stalking and forging his signature to steal his property, including the house where Venus and Serena were raised [click here if you missed that]. 

Now Richard is suing...

According to court documents obtained by Radar, Richard has rushed to federal court in Florida as part of the bankruptcy Lakeisha filed in February.
Lakeisha filed for Chapter 13 to save the Palm Beach Gardens, Florida home she once shared with Richard — which was set to hit the foreclosure block.
The home in question was originally purchased by Richard and his ex-wife Oracene Price. They bought the pad for $335k in 1995.
Richard used the home to train Venus and Serena to become superstars. He also lived in the home with Lakeisha during their marriage.
However, Richard filed for divorce in 2017 and moved out of the home. As part of the bitter divorce battle — which is still ongoing — Richard said his wife forged documents to remove his name from the deed.
He said she made herself the sole owner of the property. Lakeisha denied the allegations. Earlier this year, she asked the court to dismiss the divorce claiming she had recently had sexual relations with Richard.
The home being fought over is a 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 3,422 sq. ft. home sitting on a 10.36-acre lot.
Now, in the brand-new lawsuit, Richard once again accused Lakeisha of forging his name on documents in 2017 that granted her full ownership of the property.
In court documents, his lawyer explained Richard suffered a stroke in July 2016 causing his mental capacity to become “compromised.” The attorney said Venus and Serena’s father then began a “period of cognitive decline.”