Serena Williams' dad Richard sues ex-wife Lakeisha for $1M despite 'sizzling sex life'
Serena Williams' father Richard Williams has slapped his ex-wife Lakeisha Williams with a $1 million lawsuit. Richard, whose life inspired the biographical film 'King Richard' starring Will Smith, has had a tumultuous relationship with Lakeisha. He has always blamed his ex-wife for losing their maternal home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The allegations and drama surrounding this 4-bed mansion have been pretty over-the-top. Richard claimed in court documents that Lakeisha remortgaged the house by faking his signatures. He then reveals that she gave up the place for merely 10 bucks!
According to the suit filed at US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida, Richard wants the money from the property sale to go directly to him. This transaction would also include the legal fees that Lakeisha would have to pay. The couple has now been at war for almost 6 years and their divorce has only triggered more lawsuits. Richard's lawyer Thomas Gruseck states in the court documents that, "The defendant, Lakeisha Williams, is one hundred percent at fault, by virtue of her improper actions as set forth above, for the encumbrance reducing the net value of the Plaintiff's subject property by virtue of the mortgage in favor of David Simon."
He continues, "Plaintiff has retained undersigned counsel to prosecute this claim and promised to pay him a reasonable fee for his services. However, Plaintiff should not have to bear the cost of undoing the results of Defendant’s wrongful conduct, and attorney's fees and costs are a part of a claim for common-law indemnification. Judgement should be entered in favor of Plaintiff against the Defendant Lakeisha Williams, for the full amount necessary to pay off the mortgage in favor of Defendant David Simon, trustee." The amount that Lakeisha owes Simon is $517,000. Now Richard is saying that instead of paying Simon, she must pay him first with the lawyer fee included, which could easily cross the $1 million mark.
Was Lakeisha Graham bad with money?
After remortgaging the place, Lakeisha Graham took a loan of $279,000 from a hard lender called David Simon. However, she blew the money on a failed truck business and the interest kept piling up. Fast forward to her losing a lawsuit against David Simon, the hard lender demanded his money back with the interest. The property was set to be auctioned on February 18, but Lakeisha filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and stalled the sale for a bit. The disputed property consists of only one floor, with four bedrooms and five bathrooms, and is stretched out at over 4,160 square feet.
Lakeisha claims she has 'reconciled' with Richard
Just a month ago, Lakeisha revealed in court documents that she had rekindled her sex life with Richard and it was "sizzling" despite the American coach, 80, having had two strokes and also experiencing pre-dementia symptoms. Lakeisha's attorney mentioned in the papers that, "The wife believes that the parties have reconciled and have engaged in an active marital life including having regular weekly sexual relations including but not limited to on January 9, 2022, the night before filing this motion." Currently, Richard is living with his daughter Serena in an one-storey property that she bought back in June 2015.