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Serena and Venus in civil court today

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Reporter says to Venus and Serena Williams as they walk into court Tuesday, "how concerned are you about this trial? Any comment?"
Serena Williams says, "not now."
Reporter says, "are you anticipating staying for the whole day?"
Serena Williams says, "we'll see."
Serena Williams and her sister Venus did stay in court as potential jurors were quizzed about how much they've heard about the multi-million dollar breach of contract case.
Judge Jeffrey Winikoff says to potential jurors, "if you have read, heard or seen anything about this case."
Most people at the minimum recognize the Williams sisters as top tennis players. The fact they're being sued has generated buzz as well. So much so, that on Monday the jury pool began with 150 people and was cut to 70. John Romano represents the people suing the Williams.



John Romano, attorney for plaintiff, says, "whether or not they have pre-conceived feelings or opinions in case like this about high profile persons like the Williams sisters. How they might feel about our clients."
The sisters and their father are being sued for upwards of $15 million. Two promoters say the tennis stars' father promised the sisters would play in a 2001 battle of the sexes style tournament, and the Williams sisters backed out. The sisters and their father say there was never a contract.
Tuesday, the attorney for the Williams sisters had no comment saying he doesn't want to taint the jury pool. The attorney for the sister's father says he will reserve comment until the trial begins because it's a high publicity case.
John Romano says, "the most important thing is that when come in they can sit there and say I will be fair to both sides."
Both sides will get to make their case to six jurors deciding a case where millions are at stake.
Jury selection is expected to finish Thursday. Opening statements could be given on Friday. The trial is suppose to last five weeks.



http://www.wptv.com/News/111406_Tenn...CivilCourt.cfm



I love how Venus blanked the reporter.
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Looks like Venus was chatting on MSN

Wow, five weeks. Bummer for them. I'd love to be on that jury

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?!? McDonald Tour, Trips to Africa, 5-week civil trial ...

When will Venus and Serena have time for conditioning for 2007 AO???

This doesn't seem good to me.
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Re: Serena and Venus in civil court today

WOW - nice to see all of us discussing the matter as adults! "Juicetine, Fag and ahem.... 'Penis' "

ANYWAYS! That's too bad, but it's all part of being a star, a celebrity and a businesswoman. Contracts go bad and people get sued.

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WOW - nice to see all of us discussing the matter as adults! "Juicetine, Fag and ahem.... 'Penis' "

ANYWAYS! That's too bad, but it's all part of being a star, a celebrity and a businesswoman. Contracts go bad and people get sued.
No, people are greedy and always looking for a free buck. Those people need to go find a job and stop trying to live off of other people. As soon and someone earn a couple of bucks other people are always out there trying to see how they can get it from you.
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Dag, Venus definitely stonewalled that reporter.
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Dag, Venus definitely stonewalled that reporter.
I'd have ignored her too. I don't like her.

Serena was a little more "polite" though.
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why is it gonna freaking last 5 weeks? it's like contract or not haha.

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now they will get even less practice
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I am lovin' Vee's new hair
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now they will get even less practice
Outside of their testimony, I don't see why they would even have to be there. This is a civil trial, after all.

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Those plaintiffs are pathetic. Just face it, they sneakily befriended Richard and tried to make a deal with him behind Venus and Serena's backs without personally even getting confirmation from them. Richard may have done some managing for them when they were still minors and were legally his responsibility, but by 2001 they were both grown and out on their own. He no longer had the authority to act on their behalf and by then their agents were the ones making their deals. Why didn't they go to their agents, or them themselves?

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This has been along time in coming to trial. The last I remember reading was that Richard may have done some business dealings without the supposed knowledge of his daughters! My, my,my........What drama~!
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Re: Serena and Venus in civil court today

more nonsense

I'm not young enough to know everything.
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