Serena Williams’ father ‘King Richard’ claims his estranged wife ‘took everything’ and sold his cars amid bitter divorce
SERENA and Venus Willaims’ father Richard and his family have accused his estranged wife of “taking everything” and blowing up his money before their bitter divorce battle.
The former tennis coach, 80, has been caught up in a lengthy court battle with his ex, Lakeisha, who, according to court documents, forged his signature to transfer his home to her name.
The couple, who met at a tennis match in Miami, married in 2010 and share custody of their son Dylan, 10, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Richard is still pushing to save his marital property in Palm Beach Gardens, which he claimed in court filings was passed on to Lakeisha for just $10.
Lakeisha then turned to “hard lender” David Simon, who loaned her $279,000, which court documents say she squandered on a failed truck deal.
But Richard and his son Chavoita LeSane claim problems with his ex arose before they found out he’d lost his home to Lakeisha.
“My first concern about Lakeisha and my relationship with my dad I think started when my dad started worrying about money disappearing,” he told The US Sun.
“He would want me to find out why he is [social security] Checks stopped coming to him. What happened? And that got really, really troubling to me.
“I was starting to wonder why his Social Security checks even mattered financially, so it was just really weird.
“My father is very smart when it comes to his finances. So Social Security checks weren’t that great that my dad had to rely on [them] to take care of yourself, month after month.
“I started talking to him and I realized I needed to pay more attention to what was going on in the house.
“I can’t remember how long it was in the relationship when my dad started having financial headaches like, ‘What’s wrong with my Social Security checks?’
“But all I know is that there were issues where he wasn’t happy with the way his finances were being handled.”
‘LACK OF MONEY’
In his divorce filing, originally published by the Daily Mail, Richard accused Lakeisha of stealing his Social Security checks and forging his signature to take ownership of vehicles.
Though the family is yet to file a police report or civil lawsuit regarding this, Chavoita insists they seek legal advice and compile documents, saying the situation is far from over.
The US Sun has reached out to Lakeisha’s attorney for comment but has received no response.
“Lakeisha took the Mercedes, she took the bus, she took money, what else was it? The motorcycle,” Chavoita continued as he shook his head in disgust.
“There are so many things she stole for him or forged documents. This is considered elder abuse.
“We just put everything together, it’s a lot. This whole situation was frustrating.”
Richard, who has had multiple strokes and has some communication problems, is reluctant to hit his ex while they legally go through the applications.
But he told The US Sun he was dying for a divorce, echoing his son’s claims his vehicles were missing and that he was concerned about his Social Security checks.
“She took everything,” he claimed. “But I think she’s a very good mother. Junior is in school right now and doing extremely well.”
When asked if he ever bought her gifts, he said, “A Porsche, I paid for the Porsche,” adding that he then suspected she forged his signature to sell his property.
In court documents viewed by The US Sun, Richard accuses her of accepting his Social Security checks and transferring and selling vehicles in her name.
Lakeisha, in a separate legal battle with David Simon, admitted to selling Richard’s camper van behind his back by forging his signature on official documents – but says it was only because he left her and their son Dylan to starve .
Evidence of the theft came to light in a transcript of testimony she submitted to Palm Beach District Court.
She admitted to changing the name on official documents so her boyfriend Brandy Clark had power of attorney on the bus, meaning it was a lot easier for Lakeisha to sell him.
Lakeisha claimed it was because she didn’t have money or food, saying, “It was my son and I didn’t get money so I had to sell it so I could eat and my son could eat.”
She admitted the documents were altered without Richard’s permission on February 8, 2016, but says it was because “we didn’t have anything.”
But Richard and his legal team dismissed her claim, claiming it wasn’t the first time she used Brandy Clark to facilitate the sale of Richard’s cars.
His attorney, Thomas Gruseck, said in documents, “If we reviewed the records of the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, would there be other vehicle transfers involving Brandy Clark?” with Lakeisha admitting that she was “not sure.” is.
Richard, a devoted Jehovah’s Witness, said he could forgive her but he no longer wanted to be in a relationship with her and now wishes for the divorce to be finalized.
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