Venus Williams Reaches Settlement In Fatal Car Crash


Venus Williams has reached a settlement with the family of the man who died in the Florida car accident she had last year … TMZ Sports has learned.

According to court docs filed in Palm Beach County, Jerome Barson‘s estate and the tennis star reached an agreement last week. It’s unclear how much money changed hands, but according to the docs there was a financial settlement that will cover certain expenses.

Both sides are paying their own attorneys’ fees in the wrongful death suit. TMZ Sports obtained surveillance video showing the brutal accident.

Jerome’s wife was driving and he was the passenger in the sedan that T-boned Venus as she drove through a busy Palm Beach Gardens intersection in 2017.

Venus was cleared of criminal charges after cops determined she was “caught in the middle” of the intersection when her light turned red.

The Barsons had a green light and barreled into Venus’ SUV. Jerome died from his injuries 14 days after the accident. His wife, Linda, was also injured.

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Kim Kardashian Prays for Her Photographer Injured in Serious Car Crash

Mom-shamers like to slam Kim Kardashian for posing nude, but she poses with a purpose, and usually with a professional photographer.

Tragically, Kim’s photographer, Marcus Hyde, has been in a truly horrific car accident.

Kim shared the news and is asking fans to pray for his recovery.

On Tuesday, Kim Kardashian tweeted out the news about Marcus Hyde’s terrible accident.

“Please pray for my friend @MarcusHyde,” Kim tweeted.

She also included an image, appearing to show the two of them, with words imposed over it.

“I’m trying to find the perfect picture but I don’t want to share them,” Kim writes.

Kim explains her reluctance: “We were saving these for our book.”

Clearly, she doesn’t want to signal that there’s no hope by sharing the photo. She’d rather believe he’ll recover.

Kim Kardashian tweets about Marcus Hyde, asks for prayers

Her comments go on, now directly addressing Marcus.

“Angels are surrounding you,” Kim writes.

She continues: “I’m praying so hard for you.”

“Please be ok,” she begs.

Kim’s message concludes: “Please come back @marcushyde.”

This is truly heartbreaking.

Marcus Hyde is a photographer known for his work with tasteful, artistic nudity.

He is especially famous for his work with Kim Kardashian and her sisters, including Khloe and Kendall.

TMZ reports that Marcus’ terrible accident took place Monday morning, October 29.

He was on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu when he apparently lost control of his vehicle.

Marcus went over an embankment.

From the looks of things, the Mercedes AMG CLS that he was driving has been totaled.

He himself was airlifted to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

He had a female passenger in the vehicle at the time.

TMZ reports that, per their sources, this unidentified woman was also hospitalized.

We don’t know Marcus’ exact condition — but he reportedly suffered a critical head injury.

Sources also say that Marcus Hyde was suffering seizures as a result of the crash and the head injury.

That is devastatingly serious.

Marcus has traveled the globe with Kim and with Kanye.

He has been the man behind the camera for some of her most famous photos.

He was also the photographer for the Kardashian (and Jenner) Calvin Klein photos late last year.

This man’s artistic vision has been a part of Kim’s brand for a long time.

Kim is clearly reeling from this news. It’s no wonder that she’s asking fans for prayers.

As we mentioned, the fact that she’s unwilling to release photos of the two of them means that she’s clinging to hope.

She wants Marcus to survive, recover, and then release that book with her.

If she were to release a photo now, it would feel like she was giving up on him.

We absolutely understand the way that she is thinking.

We here at THG sincerely hope that Marcus Hyde and his passenger make a full and speedy recovery from this horrific ordeal.

We also hope that his friends and loved ones — Kim included — can find comfort and hope while they wait for news.


Isabel Rock Involved in Near-Fatal Car Crash

Isabel Rock says she is lucky to be alive.

The fiancee of former Little People, Big World star has provided Instagram followers with an update on her life…

… and it’s a doozy!

“Today I got in my third car accident,” Rock wrote on social media Monday, prior to delving into further troubling detail as follows:

“Somebody pulled out to turn and went into the furthest lane instead of the lane closest to them. Of course, I tried my best to avoid them but they hit my driver door anyway and threw me into the ditch.”

Whoa there.


Thankfully, Isabel sounds like she’s alright. Physically, at least.

“I am okay, a little sore; my car is not, but my little car potentially saved my life. My entire door ended up coming off and the car is likely totaled,” she added.

Rock and Roloff will be getting married on September 7, 2019.

They got engaged last December following many years of dating.

The two basically spend all of their time traveling around the Pacific Northwest.

They constantly share photos of themselve enjoying nature, each other and their two adorable dogs.

“It’s really hard not to wonder why these things happen to you in the moment, but part of my growth is trying to find the lesson in everything,” Rock added in her upsetting update.

Isabel, over whom Jacob is constantly gushing, also expressed gratitude for the situation.

It really could have been so much worse.

“I am grateful I was alone in my car, that I didn’t have Jacob with me orr Moose with me like I usually do,” she noted of her fiance and her dog, adding:

““I am grateful that the other person was okay. I am grateful that I’ve walked away from all my car accidents without anything more than a concussion and sore muscles.

“I am grateful that it happened close to home so that both my dad and Jacob could be at my side within minutes of the accident.”

What a great attitude, right?

Neither Rock nor Roloff appears on Little People, Big World.

The latter quit the show over a year ago, dedicating his life far less to television and far more to trying to answer some profound life questions.

He and Isabel seem like a perfect match.

“Counting my blessings today,” she concluded in her post, joking:

“Also kind of convinced the universe doesn’t want me to drive anymore because the odds are stacked against me now.”

We’re just glad Rock walked away from this frightening accident in one, perspective-filled piece.