KING Richard Williams is demanding $1million from his estranged wife – despite claims the couple recently reconciled and are having a torrid sex life.
Serena and Venus Williams’ father has filed a lawsuit against her stepmother Lakeisha, whom he is accusing of losing her marital home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Just a month ago, it appeared the couple had kissed and reconciled amid a five-year divorce battle.
Lakeisha, 43, claimed in court documents they were reunited and enjoying a “sizzling sex life” despite Richard, 80, suffering two strokes and the onset of dementia.
“The wife believes the parties have reconciled and have had an active married life, including regular weekly sexual relations, including but not limited to January 9, 2022, the night prior to the filing of this application,” Lakeisha’s attorney wrote in papers.
The legendary tennis coach and his wife had feuded over their four-bed mansion, with Richard claiming in court that she had arranged a debt restructuring by forging his signature, and he ended up handing over the home 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.
She then lost a lawsuit against Simon, who wanted his money back plus interest, and the property was scheduled to be auctioned on February 18, but the day before Lakeisha filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and halted the sale.
Now, Richard, who was portrayed in actor Will Smith’s Hollywood biopic, wants the money from that real estate sale to go directly to him, plus attorneys’ fees, according to the lawsuit filed in US Bankruptcy Court in the South District of Florida.
He says that instead of repaying Simon their money, which now totals $517,000 plus interest, he’s demanding that that amount, plus his legal fees, which could easily double it, surpass the million mark.
The on/off couple, who share a young son, have been at war for six years and their divorce involves multiple lawsuits.
In court documents, Richard’s attorney, Thomas Gruseck, states, “Defendant, Lakeisha Williams, by virtue of her wrongful acts set forth above, is wholly guilty of the encumbrance that reduces the net value of plaintiff’s affected property due to the mortgage in favor of David Simon.”
“The plaintiff has retained the undersigned attorney to pursue this claim and has promised to pay him a reasonable fee for his services. However, the plaintiff should not have to bear the costs to reverse the consequences of the defendant’s unlawful conduct, and attorneys’ fees and costs are part of a claim for common law damages.
“Judgment should be in favor of plaintiff versus defendant Lakeisha Williams for the full amount required to repay the mortgage in favor of defendant David Simon, trustee.
“Therefore, Plaintiff, Richard Williams, is seeking judgment against Defendant, Lakeisha Williams, for damages, attorneys’ fees and costs, and such other relief as appears fair and reasonable in the circumstances for the foregoing reasons.”
If Lakeisha fails with her bankruptcy bid, she may lose her home as the auction proceeds with either Williams or Simon, as well as other creditors, receiving much of the proceeds from the sale.
Simon wants the new case dropped and has subpoenaed both Lakeisha and Richard to appear via Zoom at the DGIM’s law offices in Aventura, FL, representing Simon.
He disputes Lakeisha’s claim that it is her primary residence and should fall under the Chapter 13 Homestead Exemption.
Simon has provided an affidavit signed by Lakeisha at the time of the loan in February 2017, which states that “the debtor has sworn under oath that the house is not her homestead” and “the loan proceeds will be used for business and commercial purposes must”. ”
Rather than lose the home, Lakeisha wants to pay off her debt in installments starting at $8,293 for the first 15 months, $8,033 for the next 24 months, and $8,083 for the last 21 months, but Simon claims that Lakeisha’s monthly income isn’t not enough to support the plan.
Richard bought the property in 1995 for $355,000 with Oracene, Serena and Venus’ mother before they divorced in 2002, and he kept the house as part of the separation agreement.
The Sun previously revealed that Richard now lives in a new house in the same town owned by her daughter Serena, who paid $815,000 for the one-story property in June 2015.
The location is perfect for Richard’s reported fragile condition, all on one floor and features four bedrooms and five bathrooms with over 4,160 square feet of space.
https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/5553257/serena-williams-dad-king-richard-step-mom-lawsuit/ Serena Williams’ father, King Richard, slams her stepmother with a $1million suit even though they enjoy a ‘sizzling sex life’.