Last year Venus and Serena Williams’ father Richard Williams filed for divorce from his second wife after 7 years of marriage. Now the proceedings have taken a disturbing turn. The father of Venus and Serena Williams has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation after he failed to give ‘coherent answers’ during a deposition amid his bitter divorce battle. Richard Williams, 76, was deposed on June 8, but had ‘great difficulty making himself understood’ and ‘appeared to misinterpret many of the questions posed to him. The deposition was postponed after attorneys for both parties agreed Williams should be evaluated to prove he can provide competent testimony.
Earlier this year Serena admitted her father backed out of her wedding at the last minute because he wasn’t feeling like himself anymore.