Lakeisha Juanita Williams, the stepmother of Serena Williams, alleged in court documents the tennis star’s legal team ordered her and her step brother to evacuate from her marital home following her separation from Serena’s father.
On Wednesday, TMZ Sports reported Serena’s attorneys “threatened to change the locks” on the house she shares with Williams’ father if the stepmom didn’t vacate the property.
Lakeisha, 38, who filed an emergency court order after Serena’s lawyers gave her 30 days (until Sept. 2) to vacate the West Palm Beach, Florida house, refused to move, saying she has nowhere else to go.
The mother of one who got married to Serena’s father Richard Williams,75, in 2010, is also seeking a court ruling to sell the home because she needs money following the couple’s divorce filing in June.
Richard’s divorce petition cites infidelity and accused Lakeisha of stealing his social security number and forging his name on a Quit Claim deed, which would have given her ownership of their house.
The petition also claimed Lakeisha was an alcoholic who left him for a man who “could pose a danger to the minor child.”
An attorney for Lakeisha accused Serena of “bullying and kicking the wife and the child to the curb, and during the school year no less!”
He is seeking an emergency stay of the eviction and asked a judge to allow his client to live at the marital residence “free from intimidation and threats to be thrown out”.
The lavish West Palm Beach house in Florida, is owned by Serena Williams, who welcomed her first child with fiancé and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in Florida on Sept. 1