News: Katt Williams Hit W/ $232K Lawsuit, Ex-Worker Claims Comedian Stiffed Her
Friday, Dec 18, 2009 3:20AM
Stand-up comedian Katt Williams has reportedly been accused of stiffing an ex-assistant of over $232,000 for her services.
According to reports, the complaint has been filed in California.
Jacqueline Gutierrez filed a complaint with the California Labor Commission against Kattpack Investments, INC. -- after she was allegedly never paid for the 10 months she was on the road with the comedian. According to documents obtained by TMZ, Gutierrez also claims she had to pay all of her own expenses during the tour -- including food and lodging -- and racked up huge bills in the process. Gutierrez claims she's owed $100,800 in wages, $32,000 in out-of-pocket expenses, $58,645 in hotel bills and on and on -- a grand total of $232,645. (TMZ)
Williams recently defended himself for being arrested by Georgia police at a Wal-Mart shopping center.
"This guy's saying he's her boyfriend and he's brought his family with him," Williams told media. "Now one of them has a holster and a pocket full of bullets and a pistol. So I tell them, let's step outside. Once they get me outside and there's six of them and of of me. Then all of a sudden, they calling the sheriff to tell the sheriff I got guns and I'm the problem...This is a witch hunt, it's getting to the point where I feel like I'm being persecuted because this don't make no sense. You can't act like I'm a trouble maker, I been here for two months, I ain't been to a club yet." (Action News 2)
Police officials said Williams had not been charged.
The comedian was arrested just minutes ago, and he's being taken to Coweta County jail. Word has it that a few members of his crew were taken into custody too. Reportedly, there was an incident with another entourage, but there's no word on what actually happened or what charges Katt is being booked on. Sources say that six police cars were called to a Wal-Mart parking lot because of the run-in. Katt was one of about 12 men who were rounded up. (S2Magazine)
A spokesperson that covered the event also gave details.
Gina Lau Snider, spokeswoman for the City of Newnan, said police responded to a disturbance call around 2 p.m. but is unclear as to who made the call and what the disturbance could actually be. "Some of the news media are reporting the incident is involving an 18-wheeler possibly owned by Williams, but I don't know if that is the case," she said. (Atlanta Constitution-Journal)
No further information on the lawsuit has been revealed as of now.
Check out a past Katt Williams interview down below: