Women’s tennis star Venus Williams is at fault in a car crash that sent a 78-year-old man to an intensive care unit where he later died.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ, cops say Venus caused the accident by violating the other driver’s right of way.

via TMZ — The driver of the other car — the wife of the victim — told cops she was approaching an intersection westbound in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on June 9 when Venus’ northbound SUV suddenly darted into the intersection. The other driver says there was no time to stop and she T-boned Venus’ vehicle.

Venus told cops she was trying to make it through the intersection but there was a traffic backup and she had to slow down to a crawl, with her car exposed in the intersection.

The driver’s husband, Jerome Barson, suffered head trauma and was taken to a hospital and placed in ICU. He never recovered and died 2 weeks later. Barson’s wife was also taken to the hospital with broken bones and other injuries, but she survived.

Photo by ATP/WENN.com





  • felicia

    Awe suki suki now, this lady about to get paid. You know she is about to sue the hell out of Venus.

  • Jen_no_juice

    Yep

  • stav

    So sorry to hear this occurred, RIP to the victim, but Venus gotta know the survivor is coming for that checkbook. Off topic ,but with all the money she has, why in the world would she get singles with Kanekelon hair and leave the ends unraveled? All black girls know that fiber is not meant to be left unbraided!

  • SpiceGirl

    SOOOO….BruceCaitlyn Jenner…..Brandi (Norwood) both had car accidents that someone died. But your rarely here anyone speak on it (even when it did happen) RIP to them ALL…..ohhh weeee Venus.

  • IAmLegend

    So basically, the driver wasn’t paying attention and ran into Venus. If the driver was driving the speed limit or at a reasonable speed, she would not have hit Venus. This lady is clearly trying to spin this to get a check but it seems like they were at fault.

  • Yall StayWoke

    She looks more like PENIS WILLIAMS with that mess on her head. Its getting hard to differentiate Black women from Trannys. Smfh. Have some self respect and wear your own fkn hair. I want Black women to shine, but even with ALLLLL that money, chick has no sense of self awareness and acceptance. SAD

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Somebody ran a light..who was it…cameras will give the details if there are any at that intersection. Tis all I got

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whelp… get ready to open that wallet because a lawsuit is not too far behind…

  • imright

    hopefully the Law is as understanding to Venus as they were to Bruce

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    From now on I refuse to say negative things about or black women. No matter how rough I think they look, if they are positive role models in our community..I won’t do it anymore. It does nothing but perpetuate the stereotype that black women hate other black women…I will not be apart of that. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/34728635c11f0ec2440739c989d44cd84ba769d9778090c11d8b2a877e90ee30.gif

  • Harley

    THANK YOU! This blog likes to antagonize and belittle black women

  • Harley

    There are plenty of white women running around with weave and looking like trannies. STOP TROLLING

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I will take this & use it 24/7.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    That is what is sounded like to me. They hit Venus. Not the other way around.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Yep..and when we as women try to speak up about others who do it..the first thing they do is say..”Well you degrade each other all the time so why does it bother you when WE call you nappy headed or say your style is fukked up..?” I think that’s why a lot of THEM on here feel at liberty to do it because we cosign that shyt..Ive done it. But when I look at some of these comments about a woman who is a GOOD star (not a reality show one who sometimes add fire to the negative) Im like daaayum… no matter what someone got bad ish to say..so I am not participating.. No high horse no soap box just my own self check…

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    I plan to if I see me falling for it (ie see a woman who will get my prejudgements stirred up) I will on purpose find something positive to say about her no matter what. I realize not everybody’s views of beauty is not my view. So me trying to fit an individuals thought on their beauty in my box of normal is dumb. So I am going to trrry my best to be more conscious of my mouth towards our black beautiful women.

  • My Opinion

    Summer solstice sacrifice.

  • Mec-One

    Was there a red light or stop sign involved? There’s no mention of that.

  • Renee26

    and Brandy

  • Renee26

    Blame the driver who was going too fast to stop…not Venus’ fault. RIP to the old man

  • kbellaloves

    I don’t know about Bruce/Caitlyn but they forever calling Brandy a murderer…

  • kbellaloves

    I’ve been doing this a lot lately especially in that room of shade on Instagram..

  • SpiceGirl

    yup…..they sure are (Brandi) …smh

  • WutizaGRANNY!
  • Yall StayWoke

    Lmfao. You are delusional baby girl

  • n1kk1a

    And Laura Bush.

  • n1kk1a

    And Laura Bush.

  • Wile E. Coli

    I love your boundless compassion. I hope they sue the shit out of her.

  • Wile E. Coli

    I believe she was on her cell phone at the time and wasn’t paying attention in her Hummer. Her fault.

  • Wile E. Coli

    If you pull into ONCOMING traffic, you’re GUILTY. That is how it works.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Unless it is Omarosa or Condi, right?

  • Duhhhh

    Venus said “all lives matter”….oops my bad.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I believe NOTHING that comes from TMZ

  • Lady_Elle

    Brandy was found legally not guilty. However, she really felt bad… and in the court of public opinion she was guilty.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Well stated WUT… I agree and I am proud to follow your footsteps Sista!!! 🙂

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Your “name” is Yall StayWoke! I notice You NEVER comment anything positive; especially towards black people… maybe you need to take a nap so you can experience some joy and stop being so negative!!!

  • Dowoop

    There’s usually one or the other at each intersection.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    No, YOU ARE… if you do not believe white people wear weaves and look like trannies!!! Hell, Hispanics, Asian, etc… they all wear it and have people that look like trannies within their culture!!! #smh

  • Dowoop

    You have no sense of acceptance. She clearly accepts herself just the way she is.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    You are truly negative. Don’t you get tired of constantly being in a foul mood towards others? Welp, another one bites the dust.
    #BLOCKED.

  • Dowoop

    Thats only if you dont have the right of way.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    You are so right. More of them wear weave than people know. I wish these negative racist people would all go somewhere and be by themselves. They are a cancer to the earth…

  • IAmLegend

    Thank you!

  • Allihave2say

    Permission granted.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    You described these racist PERFECTLY!!!

  • cottonscandyheary

    She was guilty and she lost in civil court. She very much caused that lady death and she wrote a song about it.

  • cottonscandyheary

    They hit Venus because she swerved in there lane

  • Lady_Elle

    Brandy was not charged with vehicular manslaughter, but there have been multiple lawsuits filed against her in the ensuing years by Aboudihaj’s family, all of which have been settled out of court.
    She was not charged because there was a question about whether she was on a phone. She was not on a phone.

  • Harley
  • Faux Gibbler

    So dumb. Is someone is wrong they are wrong.

  • Harley

    But they love to say its a “black thing” Other cultures and races speak ill of one another and other cultures and races kill and commit crime against one another. We have to stop this narrative about black people OUR people . There are good and bad in every race. I see many sisters embracing one another which is why I hardly come to this blog. When I go to Necole xo there are positive stories and positive commenters. So I realized I have to avoid this negativity bait and click pit. It is sad a “so called” black woman would demean her own people for hits, then accuse others of being attention seekers for money

  • Faux Gibbler

    It says according to a POLICE REPORT

  • Wile E. Coli

    You NEVER have the right to pull into oncoming traffic.

  • MsPam

    If it does, why are you here? Just asking!

  • Yall StayWoke

    FOH marketing that bish. Is she still allegedly broke and receiving golden showers in Dubai?

  • Yall StayWoke

    O really??? Let me see dat natural hair den

  • Faithz

    That is so sweet.

  • Faithz

    Great Read, Thanks.

  • Faithz

    True

  • Faithz

    Why so much doom and gloom, my goodness.

  • Faithz

    very true.

  • Faithz

    With Venus money I wonder why she didn’t have a driver
    driving her.

  • Faithz

    Yea they trashed Brandy really bad.

  • Dowoop

    Just because you want to see her natural hair doesnt mean she has to show it to you…She is not seeking your acceptance.

  • Dowoop

    Tell that to the old lady that hit her.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Tennis superstar Venus Williams has been found “at fault” in a fatal
    Florida car accident earlier this month, according to a police report
    obtained by TMZ Sports.

    No need.

  • Harley

    I pop up from time to time because the blog USED to be so different. Always click and bait but never to this level. I am RARELY here and will eventually NOT be

  • Nessa

    I love Venus but every time I see a photo of her with braids it looks as if she allowed a 6th grader braid her hair.. All that money I know they can afford a stylist

  • IAmLegend

    You got your facts all wrong Cotton lol.

  • IAmLegend

    You are one miserable human being. Venus is happily living her life. Are you???

  • Dowoop

    Read the quote from TMZ and tell me where it says she is at fault.

  • Wile E. Coli

    “Cops say Venus caused the accident. According to the police report,
    “[Venus] is at fault for violating the right of way of [the other
    driver].””

    jeezuz.

  • hotntot95

    Damn PAMMM…This lady at home spending her money as I type this…

  • bemetoo

    Will the do her like brandy when that mother died after she hit her with the range rover

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Clearly you’re not from around here. This blog has always been real. The truth is a bitter pill to swallow. That’s why I pour a little tea to make it go down easier.

  • Mbailey

    HE T-boned Venus’s vehicle and later died in a hospital. Was he not wearing a seat-belt? How did Venus escape injury?

  • Branch Davidian

    She tried to get through the intersection and got stuck. It happens. I am sure she has a ton of insurance and while this is a tragedy for the old man, his family will be well compensated. I am not sure why this is even a story?

  • Harley

    Now Sandy YOU know the Old crew has bailed since you have been on this Dump and left wing agenda. The truth is your someone who hates their own people and will make a mockery of them for a quick buck.

  • Harley

    Did you delete my last comment?

    YOU know darn well the OG crew has left and no longer frequents this blog. The truth is YOU are insecure and hate the skin your in which is why you demean YOUR own people for money and attention.

  • Harley

    You can throw RUMORS all you want. It does not negate the fact her blog is POSITIVE and uplifts black women. Regardless of her past, she is creating an avenue to celebrate US….. obviously YOU are still SLEEP!

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Prayers for his family and Venus ?

  • Mec-One

    But neither were mentioned, hence the question.

  • Wile E. Coli

    I posted it but it wasn’t shown. Just go to the link and read the part where the COPS said she was at fault. You can do it!

  • ZZZ

    Where does it say that the cops blames Venus for the accident?

  • TeeTee

    no where

  • MistaO

    Am

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Is this you, Necole? ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Bless the “OG crew” wherever they are. Why aren’t you with them?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Hun, the old crew didn’t bail, they were banned.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com EbonyNSweet.com

    Cops always side against the black driver. She will beat it in Criminal court just like Brandy did. But she might have to pay out some money if they take it to civil court.

  • TheOwley

    Allegedly, the police report. If so the cops are getting ahead of themselves. Also lots of commenters (not about this site) are burying this girl alive. Thankfully the determination of fault will be made after all those camera videos are reviewed.

  • TheOwley

    If traffic was that heavy most likely there is a traffic light not just a 4 way stop sign.

  • TheOwley

    “Venus Williams is at fault according to TMZ and cop reports.” This is not an official finding and I hate how it’s being broadcasted. If you take a look at the accident depictions you will see that Venus got caught as she was about to clear the intersection when the other car T-boned her. Even if you have the green light ahead of you, you don’t proceed with a car in the middle of the road. This is not to exonerate or blame either Venus or the other driver. Why not wait for final findings.

  • MystyBlu

    ? Oh no, who got banned?!

  • EMILY POST

    TMZ trying to ruin lives of black celebrities. Majority of their stories they run about black people are negative.

  • Dowoop

    I did and what it said was the cops issued here no citation/tkt/charges.

  • Dowoop

    Now u just making things up.

  • free

    the one i read said she veered into their lane so i think she tried to change to a less congested lane (to clear the intersection) when she got stuck.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    It reads as if Venus said, she had to stop in the intersection due to traffic. Not that she swerved. Hopefully street cameras are up and running.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    WE CAN DO IT!!!

  • Wile E. Coli

    Jeesus read the fucking story,idiot.

  • Wile E. Coli

    “Venus Williams caused
    a car accident that sent a 78-year-old man to an ICU unit where he died
    14 days later … according to a police report obtained by TMZ Sports.

    Cops say Venus caused the accident. According to the police report,
    “[Venus] is at fault for violating the right of way of [the other
    driver].”

    https://www.tmz.com/2017/06/29/venus-williams-car-crash-man-dead/

  • Harley

    and then the rest BAILED!!!!!!!

  • Harley

    Nope not at all. But check her site to see how black women SHOULD embrace and encourage one another. You could learn a thing or two

  • gntory

    I wonder who’s the blame for those hideous braids?? I definitely need to know! ??

  • dismayed2010

    You are a very juvenile, mean person. People wear all colors of hair these days. Its not relevant and you comment is nasty and unneeded.

  • Pat Purcell

    Instead of crying and now lying, Venus needs to make restitution to James Barson’s widow. We’ve learned Linda and James Barson were BOTH wearing seat belts; their car was in Perfect Condition, a 2016 Hyundai Accent. Now, Venus is claiming that the
    Barson’s car was in disrepair. It only was in disrepair ONLY after Williams totaled the Barron’s car. No ticket was issued to Williams.#MoneyTalks #ShameOnJupiterPoliceDept. #PayUpVenus

  • Pat Purcell

    O’h pleezzz !

  • Pat Purcell

    The Jupiter Police Department DID NOT even ticket Williams, even though she was deemed to be at fault in the crash that KILLED the passenger. That is disgusting ! Your “grievance” is ill-founded. #PayUpVenus

  • Pat Purcell

    No, Williams doesn’t want to pay the Barson’s medical, funeral or anything. Sounds like a play from the “OJ” book. Williams lhas now dried her tears and said, )paraphrasing), the Barsons were not wearing seat belts and their car was not in good condition. Now, it has been PROVEN, BOTH Barson’s WERE wearing their seat belts and their car was a 2016 Hyundai Accent, not exactly a ” junker”. #EveryoneGetsOld #PayUpVenus

  • EMILY POST

    Oh please nothing they come extra extra extra hard for the black athletes… We all know majority are not the brightest light bulbs but TMZ has ruined more careers than torn ACLs…