SERENA Williams’ father “King Richard” is determined to divorce his ex-stripper wife after she allegedly fleeced him of his $1.4million home – and landed in more than $600,000 worth of debt. Serena’s stepmom, Lakeisha, admitted to faking the signature on his Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, home to take out a $279,000 mortgage, which she allegedly blew on a failed trucking business.Legendary tennis coach “King Richard” Williams, 81, filed for divorce, which has been going through the courts for six years, but Lakeisha – age 44 and 37 years his junior – appears desperate for them to be a couple again.
In a recent Instagram post, the former couple enjoyed a day out with their son Dylan and were also seen in another post arm-in-arm. The former Miami nightclub dancer, who went by the stage name Angel, has also been trying to pay off her debts, which once sat at more than $600,000, but new court docs state she’s paid $171,000 in the last 17 months. But that does not appear to be enough for Richard, as recent court filings viewed by The U.S. Sun reveal that an affidavit from the legendary tennis coach show that he wants to proceed with the dissolution despite Lakeisha apparently clinging on.It seems to have taken its toll on Richard. In a recent video shared on his Facebook page, Richard looks frail, wearing a cap proclaiming “Jehovah My God” and a tie that’s the wrong way around. Richard is very rarely seen on social media and has numerous medical issues – he’s had at least two strokes, and his doctor, Monica Walker, said he had dementia and irreparable brain damage. Dr. Walker wrote a letter to the court explaining her assessment of his health, saying: “As you are well aware, you suffered damage to your brain tissue during a stroke.
“The complications after the stroke included inability to remember things which happened recently and incidents that happened years ago. “You will remember, immediately after the stroke, your muscles weakened, and slowly, you were able to regain strength. “You also have problems speaking and finding the right word to use. “You have recovered from problems forming your words.
However, you have not recovered from what is called dementia. “Your mental state since the first stroke includes loss of recent and remote memory and increased confusion during times of increased demands for concentration.” Meanwhile, his estranged spouse, Lakeisha, has been posting photos of their son Dylan, who turned 11 on August 15. She’s also been advertising raunchy Velcro burlesque-style corsets on her Instagram. Due to his state, it took a while for them to realize what Lakeisha was up to, according to Richard’s son Chavoita.
“I can’t remember how long it was into the relationship as far as my dad starting to have financial headaches, like, ‘What’s going on with my social security checks?'” Chavoita said. “Lakeisha took the Mercedes, she took the bus, she took money, what else was it? The motorcycle.”There are so many things that she stole or forged documents for him. That’s considered elder abuse. “We’re just putting all of it together, it’s a lot. This whole situation has been frustrating.”