Richard Williams, who coached his tennis famous person daughters and is the topic of a Hollywood biopic starring Will Smith, is in declining well being, enmeshed in a messy divorce and being cared for by a son with a legal previous.
The son, Chavoita Lesane, 48, has been concerned in dozens of legal proceedings during the last 23 years, based on public data and a report in The Solar newspaper.
Lesane has energy of lawyer over Williams, 79, who’s going via a protracted divorce from his spouse Lakeisha, 41. The proceedings started in 2017. The couple married in 2010 and have a younger son, Dylan, born in 2012.
In 2014, Williams penned the autobiography “Black and White: The Approach I See It” which particulars how he coached his daughters Venus and Serena Williams to develop into tennis superstars.
Williams, whose well being has been in decline since struggling a stroke in 2016, has more and more relied on his son, who now lives in Atlanta, based on his Fb web page. Lesane’s Instagram account options current images of Williams, who seems frail. Williams additionally suffers from a neurological dysfunction that impacts his capability to talk.
Along with a number of visitors infractions, Lesane has been charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant girl in 1998 though the case was later dropped, based on Florida court docket data.
He was charged with battery in 2001, and entered a not responsible plea. He was sentenced to 4 years probation for driving with a suspended license in 2007.
Lesane couldn’t be reached for remark.