Daddy did it. But Richard Williams and his daughters got to play a “let.”
Just before the holiday weekend, a jury in West Palm Beach, Florida, found that Williams did indeed fraudulently represent himself as the representative of Venus and Serena when he signed a contract with promoters for the tennis stars to participate in a “Battle of the Sexes” event. But in a strange twist, the jury award zero damages to the plaintiffs, Carol Clarke and Keith Rhodes, who had sued the sisters, their father and his company, Richard Williams Tennis & Associates, for breach of contract.
The promoters claimed the event would have earned as much s $45 million.
Oh well. God bless celebrity.
The jury found the sisters were not negligent in the deal and thus no damages were levied against them, either.
Note to Daddy: Don’t sign ANYTHING!!!
Five weeks in court. Zero Dollars. Priceless.