Video Shows Katt Williams Punching Teen

A warrant has been issued for comedian's arrest
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2016 8:43 AM CDT

Katt Williams' legal troubles are far from over in Georgia, where a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Authorities say Williams was taking part in a pickup soccer game at a Gainesville apartment complex last week when he got into an argument with 17-year-old Luke Walsh, an opposing player. A video reportedly shows Williams throw the first punch, per the Los Angeles Times, though some say he was provoked. Walsh, a former high school wrestler, then tackles the comedian to the ground, per WSB-TV. Police say they began investigating when the video started spreading on social media, reports WSB.

"They both played roles in this altercation," but "you'd think Mr. Williams, [a person] of his age, would know better than to pick a fight with a 17-year-old," a police captain says. In a stand-up routine on Friday, Williams said Walsh was "saying [expletives] the whole time" and "talked ... about me the whole game," per the Times. "When you have somebody who's clearly targeted and somebody who's in their face and pushing them and pushing them, nobody can put themselves in that scenario," Williams' lawyer adds. Williams faces disorderly conduct and bond violation charges. Walsh is also charged with disorderly conduct, per TMZ. (A recent lawsuit against Williams involves ... sorcery.)

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