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Victim's Lawyer Fights Back In Lawsuit Against Venus Williams Following Fatal Car Accident

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Was Venus Williams driving recklessly?

As we previously reported, the top ranked athlete was involved in a nasty car accident last month at a Florida intersection, leaving Jerome Barson dead and his wife injured. While footage from the scene has since cleared Miz Williams' name in the criminal investigation, it appears as though Barson's estate is still suing the tennis champ for allegedly causing the fatal collision.

Related: Venus Files Court Docs From Her Wrongful Death Lawsuit!

The victim's attorney Michael Steinger filed new docs on Tuesday claiming the 37-year-old accelerated from 0 to 20 mph in 4.2 seconds in order to clear the intersection, according to black box data obtained by TMZ. The police report recorded the Barson's Hyundai at 25 mph.

Steinger alleges Venus "looked up, saw the red light, and gunned it" before the Barson's vehicle T-boned her.

Stay tuned for her team's response.

[Image via Hugh Dillon/WENN.]

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Venus Williams Blames Pretty Much Everyone Else In New Court Documents From Her Wrongful Death Lawsuit!

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Venus Williams is refusing to go down for the fatal car crash she was involved in.

As we previously reported, the top ranked athlete was involved in a nasty car accident last month where a man died because of the incident. While footage from the scene has since cleared Miz Williams' name in the criminal investigation, it appears as though the estate of Jerome Barson is still suing the tennis champ for allegedly causing the fatal collision.

Related: Venus Loses Wimbledon Title Amid Car Crash Drama

Unsurprisingly, Venus is currently fighting the wrongful death suit as she has since accused at least one of the victims of

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Venus Williams Not Clear Of Wrongful Death Lawsuit Yet — Family Of Car Crash Victim Now Demanding Prescription & Phone Records

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It seemed Venus Williams had gone from at fault to in the clear after video of her fatal car accident had shown she had not illegally entered the intersection.

But the estate of the late Jerome Barson is not giving up its wrongful death lawsuit just yet.

According to TMZ, lawyers have now filed a request for all of the tennis star's phone records to double check she wasn't on her cell just before or during the accident.

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They have also asked for copies of any prescriptions for drugs Venus may have taken in the 72 hours before.

Police have already said Venus wasn't distracted by her phone and that drugs and alcohol played no part in the accident. Are the attorneys just grasping at straws?

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Venus Williams Car Crash Video Proves She Did Not Break The Law!

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Venus Williams may not be as culpable as was initially reported.

Previously, Williams had been found at fault for the car accident on June 9 that claimed the life of 78-year-old Jerome Barson.

Video: Venus Breaks Down In Press Conference After Being Asked About Crash

But on Friday the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department issued a press release, along with security camera footage of the accident, revealing:

"After the initial investigation was conducted, new evidence into the incident was located. Based on the evidence obtained in the ongoing investigation, it has been determined the vehicle driven by Venus Williams lawfully entered the intersection on a circular green traffic signal."

Police also confirmed through that the tennis star was, as she had said, going just 5 mph when the two cars collided. In fact, they say they confirmed BOTH drivers' stories. How??

See the video and get the explanation (below)!

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Venus Williams Breaks Down In Press Conference After Questioned About Fatal Car Crash Lawsuit

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Venus Williams has no words.

The tennis star broke down during a Wimbledon press conference when asked about the fatal car crash she's being sued for — and it's obvious the tragedy has left her speechless.

Last week, the athlete was found at fault in a car crash that occurred last month — one that left 78-year-old Jerome Barson dead. Officials say Williams impeded oncoming traffic by bowing through a red light, and was speeding while distracted.

Related: Joe Jackson Hospitalized After Vegas Car Crash

When asked about the incident during Monday's presser, the 37-year-old was left completely speechless mid-sentence as she tried to keep from breaking down.

While we're sure she's been advised to refrain from making public statements about the accident, as she's currently being sued for wrongful death, it's clear this situation has left Williams shaken.

Watch the clip (below) to see the athlete's emotional moment.

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'Heartbroken' Venus Williams Breaks Her Silence On Fatal Car Crash

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Venus Williams is finally speaking up about that fatal car accident — probably against the advice of legal counsel.

In case you haven't heard, the tennis star was found at fault for a car accident in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on June 9, in which a 78-year-old man named Jerome Barson was killed.

Jerome's wife Linda Barson, who was also in the car, has reportedly already filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Venus.

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That makes is all the more surprising to us she has made a public statement, something attorneys so often advise against.

Venus took to Facebook to write:

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Venus Williams Sued For Wrongful Death In Fatal Car Crash

Venus Williams will need to lawyer up.

It's not looking good for Venus Williams.

As we previously reported, the tennis star was found to be "at blame" for a June 9 car accident which left the driver with serious injuries and her husband with critical injuries. He passed away in the ICU two weeks later.

According to TMZ, Jerome Barson's wife, Linda, is now suing the 37-year-old for wrongful death.

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It's said her husband suffered massive internal bleeding, a fractured spine, and massive internal organ damage before succumbing to his injuries 14 days later on June 22. The surviving victim had a cracked sternum and multiple broken bones after the crash.

In the lawsuit filed by their lawyer, Michael Steinger, it claims Venus failed to yield the right of way after blowing through a red light while driving too fast while distracted. Thus, this reckless driving made the accident unavoidable. Additionally, the impact

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