June 30, 2017 | celebrity | Sam Robeson | 0 Comments
Just as Serena Williams is bringing life into this world, her older sister is balancing out the scale by taking life out of this world. The Elder Beast went through a red light in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, where a couple crashed into her while abiding by their green light. seventy-eight-year-old passenger Jerome Barson met his maker two weeks later in the hospital due to brain trauma. Usually when people get that close to Williams they douse themselves in gasoline and light a match. He’s a fighter.
Police blame Williams for Barson’s death, stating “(Williams) is at fault for violating the right of way of (the Barsons).” Murdering people on and off the court. Now they’ll have another slide for the click bait article “20 Celebrities Who Have Murdered People – #17 Will Shock You!” Most people would kill for that type of publicity. Barson’s wife Linda plans on getting that tennis money. Her lawyer Michael Steinger states:
Mrs. Barson is suffering intense grief and doesn’t know how she will go on. Her husband of 35 years was struck by Venus Williams, who was at fault in a car accident, which ultimately resulted in Mr. Barson being hospitalized 14 days with multiple surgeries which resulted in his death.
O all the ways to die in Florida this is probably the most glamorous. Linda and her lawyer aren’t up against just any busted bag of veins. This busted bag of veins is famous. Even if convicted Williams will just have another motivational talking point at sponsored events. Transcending one’s own fuck ups is a favorite celebrity platform. But Williams won’t get to that point. Her lawyer Malcolm Cunningham contests Linda’s claims with:
Ms. Williams entered the intersection on a green light. The police report estimates that Ms. Williams was traveling at 5 mph when Mrs. Barson crashed into her. Authorities did not issue Ms. Williams with any citations or traffic violations. This is an unfortunate accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one.
At thirty-seven-years-old, Williams has existed in the celebrity bubble long enough to know that killing someone with your car is more of a right of passage than a “crime.” An ugly word in entertainment. Rebecca Gayheart suffered three-year’s probation, a one-year suspended license, 750 hours of community service, and a $2,800 fine after murdering a nine-year-old child in 2001. AKA what a black teen does when he sneezes. Matthew Broderick’s only repercussion for crossing into the wrong lane and killing a mother and daughter in 1987 was the public revelation that he was dating Jennifer Gray. Punishment enough, right gents.
Welcome to the club, Venus. You’re in shitty company.
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