‘King Richard’ is suspected of ‘breaking his wife’s ribs’

The father of tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams – played by Will Smith in new movie ‘King Richard’ – is suspected of breaking his wife’s ribs, but she defended him to save their daughter’s career .

A police report obtained by The Sun from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in Florida details the alleged incident between Richard and his later wife oracle, Serena and Venusof mom.

Will Smith plays former tennis coach in new movie'King Richard'


Will Smith plays former tennis coach in new movie ‘King Richard’Credit: Getty
Richard divorced Serena and Venus' mother Oracene in 2002


Richard divorced Serena and Venus’ mother Oracene in 2002Credit: Getty

Police were called at 2:34 p.m. on February 7, 1999, and officer Larry Enstrom detailed how he met Richard’s wife at Columbia Hospital, where she was being treated.

“On arrival, I contacted hospital staff who reported that a black woman named Oracene Williams had taken herself to the emergency room to be treated for what was believed to be a battery,” he wrote in the newspaper. fox.

“I spoke to Ms. Williams and in doing so I encountered passive resistance to any questions I asked. Ms. Williams said she did not wish to report any information to the police, nor ask for them.

“I explained to Ms Williams that healthcare workers have an obligation to contact law enforcement whenever domestic violence is suspected.

“At this point I asked Ms. Williams what had happened and she said she injured her wrist. I asked her where this happened and she said it was her fault. House [in Palm Beach Gardens].

“When I asked her again what happened, she said she had hurt herself. Then she said she had been hurt by someone afterwards, but she would not reveal it. the identity of the perpetrator. “

Hospital staff explained that hospital staff said Ms Williams initially said a doorknob hit her, but her injuries “didn’t match a doorknob hitting someone in the hospital.” that part of the body.”

The report revealed that Serena and Venus were staying with their mother at the hospital, who was “very evasive” with the officer during private questioning and insisted it was not their mother’s desire to report any information.

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“I explained to my two daughters that domestic violence is a serious crime that needs to be examined and that the perpetrator and the victim both need help,” continued Enstrom.

“In my attempt to urge the daughters to cooperate, Serena stated that if she saw something, she would report it to me. However, Venus was adamant that it was not her wish. mother to say anything more and keep quiet.”

Enstrom was advised to be the only person living on the property apart from the mother and her two daughters Richard Williams, but Serena and Venus said they didn’t believe he was home at the time.

“I spoke again to Ms. Williams and urged her to be frank with me about what had happened. Ms. Williams told me, ‘I know you know what happened, but I fear for my career. of my daughters,” he wrote in the bomb report.

“The complainant said because of both daughters’ careers and their reputations that this incident would hurt them, and I once again explained the cycle of domestic violence.


“I personally strongly suspect that Ms Williams may have been assaulted by a spouse and/or another family member, however, she remains adamant that she will not speak to me any further.”

The sun has reached The Williams family, including Richard’s attorney, for comment but did not receive a response.

Officer Enstrom said he provided her with the denial of prosecution, which she signed, without hesitation after he explained it to her.

He gave her his file number and information in case she changed her mind and she insisted on calling if she did.

He explained: “At this point, Ms Williams was in a hurry to leave the hospital and they could no longer detain her against her will and then she left.

“I then spoke with Dr. De La Guerra, studying as an ER doctor at this facility.

“Dr De La Guerra said Ms Williams had broken three ribs on the left side of her body, which did not appear to be serious in nature.

“He said he’s also been trying to determine how these ribs were broken or who might have done it and met with negative results.”

Police later went to Williams’ residence for further investigation, but Richard’s wife was not at home, and they left a domestic violence packet in the mailbox, according to reports.

Many years later, National Enquirer published a denial from Richard after he was asked about assaulting his wife.

He claimed her injuries were from a jet ski accident while he was out in Chicago, saying: “So far, I’ve only proven to be a good husband, I have a good wife and I’m a father. good.”

But when asked by a tabloid reporter about her injury, Oracene finally broke her silence, saying simply: “I don’t ride jet skis.”

According to an article on thesmokinggun.com, Oracene, now 69, also called 911 two years before the incident when she thought her husband might have shot himself with a pellet gun.

During that time, she is also said to have been awarded a ‘Domestic Violence Legal Rights Pack’.


Meanwhile, Serena and Venus’s half-sister, Sabrina Williams, have slam her estranged fatherThe 79-year-old, who she claims is painted as a saint in Will Smith’s new movie, despite stepping out of his first family.

“He thinks he’s the king of the world, but nobody around him thinks he’s King Richard,” she told The Sun in an exclusive interview. “It’s an outrageous title, but truth be told, it suits him.

“He’s not the king of the world. If you look at him psychologically, that’s something he’s never achieved beyond what’s in his mind – he’s only lived through two daughters who abandoned them all. my other children.”

“Truth be told, those girls rose to the top while his other children suffered because of my dad’s choices, we grew up in poverty after he passed away. .”

Richard married Sabrina’s late mother Betty Johnson in Los Angeles in the early 1960s and they were four other children together – Richard III, 56, Ronner, 55, Reluss, 54, and Reneeka, 49.

However, when Sabrina was just eight years old, Richard allegedly dumped his wife and five children – telling the little girl he would buy her a bicycle, but would never return.

Richard then married Oracene, the mother of Serena and Venus, in 1980, but they divorced in 2002.

He is now going through his third divorce while married to his much younger wife, Lakeisha Graham, who has also accused him of bad conduct in a series of court documents.

A police report was obtained by The Sun from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in Florida


A police report was obtained by The Sun from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in FloridaCredit: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
Oracene was almost uncooperative when the police questioned her about her injuries


Oracene was almost uncooperative when the police questioned her about her injuriesCredit: Getty
The police report said she did not want to speak for fear of affecting her daughter's career


The police report said she did not want to speak for fear of affecting her daughter’s careerCredit: Getty
Serena and Venus were with their mother at the hospital but refused to talk to the police


Serena and Venus were with their mother at the hospital but refused to talk to the policeCredit: Mega Dealer
Will Smith looks unrecognizable with a new goat on The One Show as he promotes new film King Richard about Venus and Serena Williams

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