News: Katt Williams' Money Problems Mount Up, Comedian Wanted For $4 Million
Friday, Dec 28, 2012 9:06AM
Troubled comedian Katt Williams continues to make headlines as new reports claim he owes more than $4 million to the government over tax-related issues.
According to reports, the tax problems started piling up back in 2008.
Slap-happy Katt Williams better learn to take it like he gives it -- because the IRS just walloped the comedian with an astronomical tax lien ... totaling over $4 MILLION. Uncle Sam filed the lien against Williams, claiming the comedian failed to pay $3.2 million in taxes in 2008 ... and also bailed on another $829,352 in 2009. It's not the first time Williams has been accused of stiffing the Feds -- back in 2010 the IRS filed another tax lien against the comedian totaling $284,000 ... mere pennies compared to the new bill. (TMZ)
Over the past few weeks, the comedian has ran into multiple issues with the law.
He has faced a variety of legal problems over the last several months. Williams was recently arrested for slapping a Target employee, but he has since claimed the cashier instigated the matter by using a racial slur. Williams is also facing a bench warrant stemming from his arrest for a Seattle bar fight weeks ago. (Digital Spy)
Recently, he made headlines after disturbing people at a Seattle, Washington bar.
Something not so funny is going on with Katt Williams. The actor and stand-up comedian was arrested Sunday after allegedly getting into a bar fight with a family at the World Sports Grille in Seattle. When police arrived on the scene, Williams resisted arrest. The "First Sunday" actor was taken into custody at the King County jail shortly afterward on counts of harassment, assault and obstructing police, though he was released early Monday morning. (New York Daily News)
Prior to his management stepping up to deny the claim, Katt announced his retirement from stand-up comedy in early December.
"I'm just gonna go ahead and announce my retirement from stand-up," Williams said in an interview. "I'm kinda done. This is, yeah, I've already discussed it with my kids. I wasn't really gonna do it on a Seattle street, I was gonna go to Los Angeles and do it in the offices of ICM or Live Nation." (KOMO)