Venus Williams is leaving nothing to chance after her recent car crash as she just got a protective court order against the family of the victim, Jerome Barson.
According to reports, Williams had requested that Barson’s family stop its examination of the two cars involved in the fatal crash. Williams’ lawyers argued the vehicles should not be examined for evidence and that no data should be taken from them.
Though no reason was adduced for Williams’ speedy protective motion, it is suspected to be a preemptive measure to protect herself ahead of the looming legal showdown.
Williams faces a lawsuit from the family of Barson, 78, who died from injuries sustained in the crash on June 9 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
While discussing her first-round victory at Wimbledon on Monday, Williams broke down after reporters asked a question about the crash.
“There are really no words to describe, like, how devastating and — yeah, I’m completely speechless,” she said, as she held back tears in the tournament’s media room.
“Maybe I should go,” she said before a tournament representative told her it was OK to leave. She returned later and answered a few more questions.