Richard Williams: Daddy Deare$t

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Court cases involving public figures often reveal intriguing nuggets. In Florida, Venus and Serena Williams are fighting a $45 million breach-of-contract claim from two promoters that Richard Williams, their father and erstwhile manager, signed a document in March 2005 obliging the sister-tennis stars to participate in a “Battle of the Sexes” event designed to recreate the historic Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs showdown. John McEnroe was mentioned as a possible opponent.

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Venus and Serena claim Daddy had no right to act in their behalf. Under cross-examintation, Serena testified, “I never said my father is my manager in that he’s managed my career.” Venus also testified that her father had no authority to handle her affairs. Even Richard said under oath that he had no authority to obligate his daughter to any commitments.

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Interestingly, jurors heard a clip from a 2002 documentary on the Williams sisters in which Serena, now 25, talks about her father’s role in her life. “There’s a very thin line between being a manager, being a coach and being a dad,” Serena said in the film. “As a manager, I think he’s the best.”

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But check this out: Tax documents submitted as evidence during the trial reveal Venus, 26, and Serena each paid Richard about $1 million between 1999 and 2002 for what is listed as “coaching and management fees.” The correlating income is also listed on Richard’s return under the same heading.

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Serena told the court she never authorized her accounant to characterize the funds that way.

The outcome stems on whether jurors believe Richard had the authority to act on his daughters’ behalf. Right now, it seems a toss-up.

In one poignant moment, Serena testified: “My dad has come from nothing. He has helped myself and my sister to be something.”

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Here’s the full story: courttv.com

More: Tennis stars’ dad had list of demands for Sexes match, promoter Sun-Sentinel.com

Even more: Promoter disputes Williams sisters’ testimony Palm Beach Post

And thanks, Juan, for turning us on to Jamie Foxx’s anthem to Serena: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViKZJ4Y7mJo

Ballers: Venus and Serena Williams

Scoundrels: Too soon to tell, but the plaintiffs are solid candidates.

PS: Richard, 64, collapsed outside the courtroom Wednesday and was taken to a local hospital with “flu-like” symptoms. My prayers are for his full recovery.

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36 thoughts on “Richard Williams: Daddy Deare$t

  1. Jake McDonald says:

    Ummmm! Quite a few ‘tennis’ photos you have there.

  2. All this page is missing is the Maxim joke of the day! With Serena’s “woman’s touch” of course…

  3. Juan says:

    Serena > Venus.

    And who can forget the anthem to Serena?

  4. Yeah, Serena over Venus. Serena is more smoothed out and bit more easy on the eyes. Venus, as sweet as she is, looks a bit more like…well Richard Williams. And in the voice of Tim Meadows’ Ladies Man…”That’s not really cool.”

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  6. Deacon says:

    I think it is unfair to take a cheesecake shot of a lady when she is exciting a low-sitting vehicle
    so though my “man side” loves the look of it
    my christian dad brother son side cries “FOUL!” aloud.
    Deacon

  7. Deacon says:

    Opps freudian slip I ment EXiting 😉

  8. ndirangu says:

    you are superb, your playing style is of it own class kisses kisses madam

  9. Dave says:

    easily one of the most beautiful women in sports,

    Let me modify the last statement > Serena Williams IS the MOST beautiful women in sports in my humble opinion.

  10. Eduardo Campollo says:

    Exelente mujer, exquisita, es un verdadero símbolo del deporte y del sexo. Es una mujer para soñar toda la vida. Es agradable verla y es deseable desde todo punto de vista. Te amo Serena.

  11. stof mok says:

    oh my god the first women i saw in my live who has every thing with her,and on her and in her ,belive me she his “the right women” she is EVE

  12. Scott says:

    Best body in sports history.

  13. Derek says:

    Serena is the best, some say she is too muscular, but she has the breats that every man wants to touch, and the ass every man wants to grab. She is so hot.

  14. this is rediculas says:

    this is stunning picture.dont open it

  15. amaresh says:

    hello i love you

  16. Peter says:

    Am I the only one who thinks she is a man in disguise? (Not very good disguise at that.)

  17. good morney
    your are my best
    j’aime te voir te jouer et je suis un de tes supporters
    bonne chance partout

  18. George Matthews says:

    Serena has the largest ass in all of tennis. It’s huge. Large asses are a sign of beauty in Africa.

  19. George Matthews says:

    One of the Protocols Of Zion claims to bring Blacks up in sports and the Whites will mingle with the rich Blacks. The Williams sisters have White boyfriends. They don’t want their offspring to have those Black features. If they weren’t rich from tennis the White boys wouldn’t be around.

  20. Sharon Hudson says:

    All I can say is that if more fathers motivated their children like richard and oracene did we’d have many more champions in so many areas of life…Richard Williams is from my Home town here in Shreveport, La. Its said that he lived in the Cedargrove area,,,Is that so?…As an artist I’d like to show him what his home people are doing culturally.

    AND BECAUSE OF VENUS AND SERENA I’M A DIE-HARD TENNIS FAN, FOLLOWING THE WTA AND ATP.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

  21. Sharon Hudson says:

    All I can say is that if more fathers motivated their children like richard and oracene did we’d have many more champions in so many areas of life…Richard Williams is from my Home town here in Shreveport, La. Its said that he lived in the Cedargrove area,,,Is that so?…As an artist I’d like to show him what his home people are doing culturally.

    AND BECAUSE OF VENUS AND SERENA I’M A DIE-HARD TENNIS FAN, FOLLOWING THE WTA AND ATP.318 220-9132

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

  22. Abel Bravo says:

    Serena, te escribo desde PERU y soy un admirador especial tuyo por tu juego y por tu singular belleza, esta espectacular, un beso y si puedes me escribes.

    Abel

  23. […] richard williams – daddy dearest […]

  24. ALLY from zanziabr says:

    hey serena she is very sex lady she is comleted any place.i love her so much.hey serena baby dont give up for any thing

  25. teferi negash says:

    WOW] JUST SOME BODY SAY THAT IS FOR AFRICAN WHAT ABOUT THE ATHERS .EVERY BODY IF HE IS NORMAL HE LIKES SERENA WITH HER POMEY ASSSSSSS— WOW I DIDNT HEAT SUCH AN ASSSSSSSSSS

  26. TEFERI NEGASH says:

    you now you have two smart things tens & the real man likes asssssss

  27. Homer Samuel says:

    Good enother for a spoon

  28. Lisa says:

    I am very proud of u Serena, there are those of us that don’t switch teams when times are rough or judgement states another path should have been chosen u are a STAR FOREVER never doubt yes you are human but you just tApped your potential PLEASE NO DOUBT YOU ARE THE BEST TIME HAS BEEN HARD ON YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE THE BEST FIGHT BACK NOW FIGHT

  29. Mandy Moore says:

    Wow! she’s got a body to die for…keep it up girl. Ignore negative comments from those who are saying you look like a man. Keep your head high up girl. I’m a big fan!

  30. David says:

    Good girl keep up the good fighting spirit,you are my mentor

  31. Hi, Serena. I’m one of your fan. I like to see when you and your sister are playing. I’m so proud of you. Keep going don’t give up for anything. God bless you.

  32. Hey, Serena. Where are you? That’s a long time I didn’t see you on the screen. You’re a hard player tennis woman, strong, superd, smart and you got power. I want to see you again to play. Don’t forget u were the number one in the world so, you’re the best. You can do it.

  33. SERENA você me aceita em casamento

  34. SERENA VOCÊ ME ACEITA EM CASAMENTO ?

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