Comedian Also Accused of Assault in 2 More Cases

Trouble is piling up for Katt Williams
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2016 12:09 PM CST
Comedian Also Accused of Assault in 2 More Cases
This police booking photo released by the Gainesville Police Department on Monday, March 1, 2016 shows comedian Katt Williams after being arrested following an alleged altercation with an employee of a pool supply business.   (AP Photo/Gainesville Police Department)

Comedian Katt Williams was arrested Monday on charges that he beat up an employee at a Georgia pool supply store, but that's far from the only trouble he's allegedly in recently:

  • At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, an attorney accused Williams and his entourage of attacking five women who were in Atlanta for the weekend, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The women say they saw Williams on the street around 2:30am Sunday and asked him to take a picture with them, but he got upset when they started filming him. He allegedly punched one woman and pointed a gun at the entire group. Police responded, and Williams told them the women were actually filming him without his consent and even grabbed a chain from around his neck, which he says is what started the fight; no one was arrested, but the incident is still under investigation. The lawyer also accused Williams of stealing the women's cellphones and says police should have done a more thorough investigation.

  • Williams is also suspected of misdemeanor battery in Los Angeles on Tuesday, TMZ reports. Police say he got in a fight with onlookers at a car crash and punched somebody; Williams says he went to the scene of the accident to help, but the onlookers started making fun of him. When he told them to be quiet, he says, one of them struck him and he was just defending himself when he hit back. Williams had been released from jail in the Atlanta case, and was in LA Tuesday to appear in court for yet another past incident (perhaps this one?), TMZ reported prior to the car accident incident.
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