Venus Williams can breath a sigh of relief. She is in the clear, in the eyes of the law, after she was declared innocent of any wrongdoing pertaining to the fatal car accident she was involved in this past summer. Venus has been worrying about spending her end of days in the pokey while we’re all out free and worrying about our end of times as we make pilgrimages to ancient sites, praying to every Pagen, Neolithic, Hotep, Wiccan, Hittite, Brahman, Chickasaw and Mayan god we can think of to save our sorry asses. That was dark, my apologies.
The Huffington Post states that Venus will not be facing any criminal charges for the accident that caused the death of 78-year-old Jerome Barson. When police in Palm Beach Gardens, FL initially looked at the accident, they pointed at Venus and yelled “j’accuse!” but then, after looking at additional video of the accident, they changed their minds. Now they say it went a little something like this:
Williams entered the intersection lawfully, and that a car not involved in the collision forced Williams to stop in the intersection. The traffic light changed, and a sedan that struck Williams’ SUV had a green light.
The sedan was driven by Jerome’s wife, Linda Barson, who was unhurt in the accident and also determined not to be at fault. The car that turned in front of Venus kept on trucking and nobody has been able to identify them. Which is lucky for them because even though Venus did not cause the accident, the Barson family has filed a wrongful death suit against her. So, it isn’t over for Venus just yet. At least she has a very wealthy sister who she can hit up for some cash if she needs to settle the case with the Barson family. Or pack it all up and escape to the moon which is what I’d do if I had Reddit/Serena cash on hand.