Who is Richard Williams's eldest daughter? Sabrina Williams slammed dad a 'serial cheat'
In an interview, Sabrina claimed Richard is a 'selfish' man who lived for himself and that he was just a "sperm donor" and never a father
Serena Williams and Venus Williams' dad Richard has been accused of being a "selfish man" who had a string of affairs with multiple women by whom he had multiple kids. One of his daughters and the tennis stars' half-sibling Sabrina has made the claims saying he was just a "sperm donor" and never really slipped into the role of being a father to most of them. 79-year-old Richard is not in the best of health currently and lives with his 'mystery son' Chavoita LeSane in Atlanta who is taking care of him presently. LeSane has a criminal record that dates back to 1998. He has reportedly faced civil, domestic relations, and criminal proceedings as many as 61 times, and five of these cases still remain open.
Richard is the focus of the recently released 'King Richard'. While the movie has been received well among certain sections of the audience, Sabrina spoke to The Sun and made scathing remarks about her dad. "He is a selfish man, lives only for himself, he just uses his kids to get what he needs. He’s not a dad, he was just a sperm donor. He had five kids, and left them to my mom to grow up in poverty, and never once helped," she said. The Williams family in its entirety has come to the spotlight in the days leading up to the movie's release. To know all about the tennis stars' half-siblings click here.
Who is Sabrina Williams?
Serena and Venus's father Richard has been married three times in his life. He had five children from his first marriage to Betty Johnson, Sabrina being one of them. Her other siblings are Richard III, Ronner, Reluss, and Reneeka. Sabrina who works as a hospice chaplain had criticized the movie before its release saying it completely erases her family, and how she and her siblings were cruelly abandoned by Richard. "My sister Reneeka was a baby eight weeks old when my dad left," she said. "How do you leave a baby? I was eight years old, and he left under the pretense 'I'm gonna get you a bike?' I can laugh about it now."
In her interview with the outlet, she said, “I know there’s more siblings, I was told between fifteen and nineteen all over the place, from LA to Louisiana." She added, "My mom always argued with my dad about his affairs, he was a serial cheat. I remember that was always the main thing they’d talk about." Sabrina reflected at her childhood saying her life up to the age of eight was "fantastic" but everything went downhill after Richard left them to fend for their selves. "But once he left, within a year, we became very poor. There wasn’t always meals on the table. We went downhill," she claimed while also saying she thought about suicide a lot in her teens.
'I was always thinking about suicide': Sabrina
"In my teens, I was always thinking about suicide, I tried it once, it was always with me, and it was about my dad, I had mental health issue," she said claiming she saw Richard again when she turned 10 and then directly when she went to college. "Somehow I got hold of my dad through a relative and asked for $1,000 to pay some of the college bill at Hope Christian University. He said he’d only give me the money as a loan. That's when I knew he was an a**hole. After college, I was done with my dad. He had never paid any child support and all he wanted to give me was a loan."
Sabrina claimed that her mom developed cancer and when she died, Richard didn't care to come to the funeral. "She needed some medication for the cancer, and it was too expensive for her to pay for it. I reached out to my dad, but I couldn’t get hold of him. He had no interest whether she was dead or alive. It was utterly mind-numbing that my dad couldn’t even come to my mom’s funeral." Sabrina said Richard once invited her to Serena and Venus's games but she shot the request down. "It was typical him, he wanted to make it a PR opportunity, but I never wanted to meet the girls for publicity or money, only in private," she added. The disappointed daughter said she always had hopes that her father would "come back to get me" and "I think I was really disappointed my dad didn’t choose me."