AT&T has yet to hand over subpoenaed phone records in Venus Williams‘ wrongful death case, TMZ reports.
The tennis star is accused of causing a fatal car accident resulting in the death of Jerome Barson. Attorneys for his estate first subpoenaed AT&T back in January, but have yet to get any action, per docs obtained by TMZ.
Barson died from his injuries after his sedan smashed into Venus’ SUV last June in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Venus has been cleared of criminal charges, saying she was “caught in the middle” of the intersection, but the Barsons’ attorney, Gary Iscoe, wants to make sure she wasn’t on her phone and distracted at the time.
Surveillance video shows Venus approaching the intersection — just seconds before the accident, but it’s unclear if she’s on the phone.
In docs, Iscoe says AT&T told him on March 15 that the request was “being processed.” But that’s not enough for the Barsons, who now seek a judge’s order to force the immediate delivery of Venus’ records.
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