Richard Williams: Venus & Serena Williams’ Half-Sister Slams Father’s Depiction In ‘King Richard’ Biopic + Says He Left Older Children In Financial Distress While Focusing On Daughters’ Tennis Careers

Richard Williams: Venus & Serena Williams’ Half-Sister Slams Father’s Depiction In ‘King Richard’ Biopic + Says He Left Older Children In Financial Distress While Focusing On Daughters’ Tennis Careers

Does King Richard Imagine a sugar-coated version of Richard Williams?

A biopic was released earlier this month. Venus  Serena Williams‘ father was unveiled. The film was titled King Richard, centers around how Richard Williams His success helped propel his famous daughters to success, and raised them to be the tennis stars that they are today.

While the biopic–which stars Will Smith–largely paints an endearing picture of Richard WilliamsOne of his other children is challenging the positive portrayal! Sabrina WilliamsVenus  Serena‘s older half-sister–recently spoke out against King Richard her father. Concerning the film, she stated at first:

“It’s a comedy, no? How can you make half the story into a movie? It starts with dad, Oracene, and their children. It’s like nothing happened before.”

For context, Richard Williams He was married to five children and later married. OraceneVenus  Serena Williams‘ mother. Referring Richard‘s departure, Sabrina Williams stated:

“My sister Reneeka was a baby eight weeks old when my dad left. How do you give up a baby? I was eight years old, and he left under the pretense ‘I’m gonna get you a bike?’ I can laugh about it now. I don’t think it should have taken up the whole movie, but–to give the movie some more credibility–at least reference it, as he left us when he was a grown man.”

She continued:

“Truth be told, those girls rose to the top while his other children had to suffer because of the choices my dad made, we were raised in poverty after he left… If it wasn’t for the churches that we belonged to, I don’t think my mom would have made it.”

Sabrina Williams Continued bashing Richard:

“I think the title is completely over the top. He thinks he’s the king of the world, but no one that’s ever been around him thinks he’s King Richard… He’s not the king of the world. If you look at him psychologically, it’s something he’s never achieved apart from in his head. He’s lived only through two of his daughters, forsaking all his other children. I just need to see it now because I didn’t realize how hysterically funny it would be. One of the things I’m gonna have to do is not laugh out loud in the auditorium as I know the full story.”

Then, she took aim at Will SmithThank you for playing her father in the movie:

“They say Will Smith is probably getting an Academy Award for this, I held him in a deep regard, but, as a Black American, he should have wanted to tell the full story. Will Smith is not stupid. They got to grow up better, and didn’t have to harvest for food, or worry about their next meal. It would have been nice for them to have a history. [He should be] ashamed of himself.”

Richard Williams, Will Smith

Later, Sabrina She continued to say that she feels sorry for her father and accused his of living vicariously through. Venus Serena:

“You can have an outside persona, we all have something that we project, but my dad has been projecting one all his life, living through the girls. I think it’s just sad, because there’s no way that my dad doesn’t think about me, or my other brothers and sisters. There’s just no way in your life that you can put that to the side and not think about it.”

She then revealed:

“I don’t think I’ll see him alive. I’ve even buried my dad in my head because I know I won’t be able to attend his funeral… I can chase my dad around for the rest of my life in my head, or I can come to terms that I believe my dad loves me in his own way. That’s all I can do.”

Segueing to her sisters Sabrina Williams She revealed that she had only met them once because of a chance encounter at an amusement parks. She continued to say:

“I wouldn’t swap places with Venus or Serena. I was driving right now, listening to music, and wondering if I would change anything in my own life. No, I wouldn’t, I’d go through all the struggles I went through again.”

Venus and Serena Williams (c.2012).

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