Venus files new court docs countering the wrongful death lawsuit.
Last month Venus Williams was involved in a car accident that left Jerome and Linda Barson severely injured, and Jerome ultimately died from his injuries.
Now, Jerome Barson's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Venus Williams, claiming she was responsible for the accident.
Initially, The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department agreed that Venus was at fault for violating the right of way, until security footage recently emerged which shows she legally entered the intersection.
Venus has now responded by filing new court documents countering the wrongful death lawsuit.
According to Rolling Stone,
"The injuries and/or damages to the plaintiff solely and/or proximately caused by the unreasonable failure of the plaintiff to use an available and operational seat belt at the time of the accident and therefore the plaintiff's recovery should be barred or reduced accordingly," Williams' lawyer wrote in the filing.
In footage obtained by TMZ, the responding officer on the scene explains that from the time Venus entered the intersection and stopped for opposing traffic, the light changed, "and he had a green light, so you kind of violated his right of way."
Although, the officer's initial take on what happened won't determine who was at fault in the wrongful death suit.