Serena and Venus Williams’ father, Richard Williams is in poor health

Serena and Venus Williams’ father, Richard Williams is in poor health


Richard Williams, who coached his tennis superstar daughters and is the subject of a Hollywood biopic starring Will Smith, is in declining health, enmeshed in a messy divorce and being cared for by a son with a criminal past.

The son, Chavoita Lesane, 48, has been involved in dozens of criminal proceedings over the last 23 years, according to public records and a report in The Sun newspaper.

Chavoita Lesane (center) seen with his father, Richard Williams in an Instagram post on October 9, 2021.Instagram Richard Williams will be portrayed by actor Will Smith in the upcoming movie, “King Richard”.Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY/Sipa

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Lesane has power of attorney over Williams, 79, who is going through a protracted divorce from his wife Lakeisha, 41. The proceedings began

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