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Underworld leader’s wife and daughter make GoFundMe plea for TV reality show

The wife and daughter of slain gangland figure Carl Williams have created a GoFundMe page in a bid to raise funds for a new reality TV show depicting their lives.

Widow Roberta Williams and 18-year-old daughter Dhakota are asking for $50,000 to get the ball rolling on the show they have likened to Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

“We are raising funds to cover additional production costs associated with producing a TV series, which we plan on having released in Australia within the next 12 months,' the GoFundMe page from The Williams reads.

Roberta Williams speaking in a trailer for the proposed show. Source: GoFundMe
A still of Roberta Williams from the trailer of the new show. Source: GoFundMe

Accompanying the plea is a short clip of the show’s raw promo footage which shows Dhakota on a shopping spree and their BMW being towed away from outside court after breaching parking rules.

“We envision the series to be a mixture of Mob Wives meets Keeping up with the Kardashians,” the page reads.

“However, it will have its own unique format, never before seen in an Aussie series.”

An image on Dhakota Williams Instagram profile which has more than 30,000 followers. Source: Instagram/ Dhakota Williams
Dhakota Williams has more than 30,000 followers on Instagram. Source: Instagram/ Dhakota Williams

Branding the show “controversial and entertaining”, it claims it will reveal corruption within the Victorian police force in a 12-episode series due for release this year.

Convicted murderer Carl Williams, 39, was bashed to death by fellow inmate Matthew Johnson in Barwon Prison in 2010.

His wife and daughter have struggled financially after they lost their home when the Australian Taxation Office managed to seize and sell the Essendon property.

Carl Williams pictured outside a Melbourne court in 2003. Source: AAP
Carl Williams outside court in 2003. Source: AAP

Williams’ father-in-law, convicted drug-trafficker George Williams, was ordered to pay the ATO $576,000 in 2013.

He died in 2016 of a suspected heart attack having failed to pay the money.

His daughter-in-law failed in her bid to keep the home in the Supreme Court of Victoria, with the sale of the home used to cover the debt.

The pair have sizeable social media followings, with Dhakota garnering over 30,000 followers while her mother has more than 10,000.

The pair claim that a private investor has allowed for filming to get underway but additional finances are needed for production costs, camera crews, graphic design and other various costs including promotion.

As of Friday morning, $465 had been raised for the show.

Roberta Williams pictured standing outside their former Essendon home. Source: GoFundMe/ YouTube
Roberta Williams outside their former Essendon home. Source: GoFundMe/ YouTube

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