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Williams sisters dad in messy divorce row

DADDY’S GIRLS: Richard Williams, centre, with Venus, left and Serena

THE FATHER of Venus and Serena Williams is said to be divorcing his wife and accusing her of forging his signature to steal property from him.

Richard Williams, Venus and Serena’s 75-year-old dad, filed documents in Florida to split from 38 year-old Lakeisha Williams. Mr. Williams alleges that his wife of seven years forged his name on a deed to transfer one of his houses to herself as well as cars. They have a five year-old son together and he thinks Lakeisha’s lifestyle endangers the child.

Mrs Williams' attorney, Sandy Becher, told TMZ Sports:

“All of the allegations are false and will be proven to be false when we litigate the case in court.”

Mr. Williams is expected to attend next month’s Wimbledon Championships to see Venus compete.

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