Sabrina Williams, the half sister of Serena and Venus Williams, has slammed the biopic ‘King Richard’ that centres around their father.
She claimed the movie, which was released on November 19, did not tell the full story and left out the part where he abandoned his first family.
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“It’s a comedy, no?” the 57-year-old Sabrina told The Sun. “How can you make a movie by telling half the story?
“It suddenly starts with dad and his new wife Oracene and their children. It’s like nothing happened before.
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“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.”
Richard Williams, who had never been a tennis player himself, trained his daughters to become the best players in the world.
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But much before that, Williams was married to the late Betty Johnson. They had five children: Sabrina, Richard III, 56, Ronner, 55, Reluss, 54, and Reneeka, 49, according to the Sun.
Sabrina said that she was eight when Williams claimed he was leaving the house to buy her a bike. She said he never returned and went on to make a new life with his second wife Oracene.
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“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,” she said.
“He’s not the king of the world.
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“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.”
Sabrina has met her father only a few times since he left her family and had to attended counseling to deal with her unresolved feelings towards him.