Venus Williams’ legal nightmare is one step closer to becoming a reality.
A source revealed to RadarOnline.com exclusively that the tennis player will most likely have to fork over her cell phone for evidence in her wrongful death lawsuit – something she’s been trying to avoid for nearly a year.
As Radar readers know, the U.S. Open athlete, 38, was sued by the estate of Jerome Barson after she was involved in a car accident that took his life. The estate has since accused Venus of using a cell phone at the time of the crash.
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A hearing was held in Florida on Aug. 22, and a source revealed that the judge discussed ways in which Venus’ phone could appropriately be used in court.
“There are parameters that the judge discussed that may be reflected” in an upcoming order, said the source.
Serena Williams’ sister already turned in her cell phone records, which did not prove or deny that she was using her phone at the time of the crash.
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In July, Venus called the plaintiff’s request to use her cell phone for evidence “a wild goose chase” in court documents.
“Plaintiff’s request is overbroad, harassing, and would expose confidential and privilege information,” court documents filed on Williams’ behalf stated.
Meanwhile, Venus has bigger things to worry about! The professional tennis player is scheduled to play at the U.S. Open on Wednesday.
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