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King Richard’s $1.1 million mansion where he coached Serena & Venus is now in ruins as he is about to lose his home for several weeks

The $1.1 million mansion where ‘King Richard’ trained his legendary daughters Serena and Venus Williams during their teenage years is now in ruins as he nears death home for a few weeks.

Richard Williamswho is the subject of movie King Richard, purchased the 10-acre property in Florida in 1995 and exclusive photos taken by the US Sun show the dilapidated exterior of the four-bedroom mansion’s exterior just weeks before it was launched. auction.

Richard Williams' West Palm Beach mansion is in foreclosure and scheduled to be auctioned

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Richard Williams’ West Palm Beach mansion is in foreclosure and scheduled to be auctionedCredit: Adam Gray / SWNS for The US Sun
Aerial view of Google Maps showing two tennis courts at the back of the property

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Aerial view of Google Maps showing two tennis courts at the back of the propertyCredit: Google
The house is located at the end of a long driveway in a secluded area with West palm Beach villas

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The house is located at the end of a long driveway in a secluded area with West palm Beach villasCredit: Adam Gray / SWNS for The US Sun

The wood paneling looked frayed and rotten, the white pillars lining the front door had discolored, and the house was surrounded by overgrown grass and shrubs.

Aerial view on GoogleMaps showing two tennis courts in the backyard of a dead end street.

Richard lost his fortune in his 2017 divorce from third wife Lakeisha Williams and his name was removed from the home, but his presence was not completely erased.

The property has been refinanced three times in the past four years, and thousands of dollars in missed payments have forced the home into foreclosure and is expected to go up for auction in late February.

According to property records, a notice of sale was passed to the owner last summer.

From a distance, the house appears to run down and the property is largely squalid.

At least one car can be seen in the distance, but no one lives inside.

ASSESSMENT OF MATITIES

Richard Williams, who is portrayed by Will Smith in Hollywood movieshas been shown as a loving father and tough tennis coach who propels his talented daughters to greatness.

But his ex-wife, who now owns the West Palm Beach estate, and the Williams sisters’ half-sister have publicly ripped 79 years old, former tennis coach.

Lakeisha declared Richard used to drive through poor neighborhoods to see the women in their messy divorce.

Couple sharing a young son, Dylanbut to no avail amid accusations brought before the court – including his claim that Lakeisha forged his signature to transfer their West Palm Beach property in her name.

Lakeisha admitted to imitating her handwriting, but said in court documents he asked her to do everything for him because of her ill health, and that the documents and mortgage were notarized. and testify at a loan company.

When asked why she didn’t use somewhere close to home, she said in her 2019 trip testimony that he likes to go long distances and he told her what to do throughout the journey.

“He likes to drive, you know, and doesn’t say anything. He likes going through poor neighborhoods,” Lakeisha said.

“He likes to take me like Downtown Los Angeles. He always likes to take me to neighborhoods where, you know, there are black women, because he likes women. Yeah, so to speak. “

Sabrina Williams, Venus and Serena’s half-sister – told The Sun in an exclusive interview earlier that their father is “There is only one king in the head.”

He abandoned his wife and 5 childrenis said to have walked out the door to buy her a bike – and never came back – then went to get married Serena and Venus’s mother is Oracene.

Sabrina told The Sun, “I think the title is completely over the top.

“He thinks he’s the king of the world, but nobody around him thinks he’s King Richard. It’s an outrageous title, but truth be told, it suits him.

“He’s not the king of the world. If you look at him psychologically, that’s something he never achieves beyond what’s in his mind – he’s only lived through two daughters who abandoned them all. my other children.”

“Truth be told, those girls rose to the top while his other children suffered because of my dad’s choices, we grew up in poverty after he passed away. .

“He chose tennis for them, because he knew it could make him a millionaire too.”

HEALTH DECISIONS

Richard married Sabrina’s late mother Betty Johnson in Los Angeles in the early 60s and they have four other children – Richard III, 56, Ronner, 55, Reluss, 54, and Reneeka 49.

During Williams’ second marriage to Oracene Price in 1980, the couple Venus and Serena.

After their marriage, they moved to Compton, California.

However, Price and Williams divorced in 2002.

Meanwhile, Richard’s The doctor, Monica Walker, wrote a letter explaining her assessment of his and his son’s health. Chavoita LeSane was given a power of attorney in light of his declining health.

Dr. Walker says: “When you’re aware, you damaged your brain tissue during a stroke. Complications after a stroke include not being able to remember things that happened recently and incidents that happened many years ago.

“You’ll remember, right after a stroke, your muscles weaken and you can slowly regain strength. You also have trouble speaking and finding the right words to use.

“You have recovered from your speech formation problems. However, you have not yet recovered from so-called dementia.

“Your ability to perform household business transactions like writing checks, paying bills and keeping records is lost. Sometimes you still find it difficult to use the right words.

“These are all part of stroke and cerebrovascular disease.

“When I spoke to you about the legal issues and the extent of your judgment in any household or business transaction, you were told that you were unable to perform any duties regarding business.

“You said that your wife handled all the household chores because you were easily confused.

“Your mental state since the first stroke includes recent and remote memory loss and increased confusion during times of higher attention needs.”

The four-bedroom house shows signs of damage

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The four-bedroom house shows signs of damageCredit: Adam Gray / SWNS for The US Sun
Richard Williams with Venus and Serena

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Richard Williams with Venus and SerenaCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Serena Williams hugs her father - Richard - after winning the Women's Singles Final against Agnieszka Radwanska on Day 12 of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London

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Serena Williams hugs her father – Richard – after winning the Women’s Singles Final against Agnieszka Radwanska on Day 12 of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in LondonCredit: Getty Images – Getty

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