Katt Williams’ 2016 Assault Case Was Dismissed, Victims Say The Justice System Failed Them
Troubled comedian Katt Williams is officially a free man.
Katt Williams had a chaotic 2016, picking up multiple charges left and right. Almost all of them involved Katt assaulting someone else or destroying their property.
One case, in particular, involved five women who claimed that Katt, along with his entourage, physically attacked them and stole their cellphones outside an Atlanta nightclub in February of that year.
Around 2 A.M., the women decided to approach Katt for a picture during their weekend trip to Atlanta. Katt agreed to take the photo, but things took a wrong turn when one of the women began to film him. He lashed out at them and started punching them, even pulling a gun out at one point.
According to Katt’s version of events, the women were the aggressors, and he was forced to act in self-defense.
Police were called to the scene and handcuffed Katt; however, they did not arrest him. They said that the incident was too difficult to sort out due to conflicting accounts from both parties.
In March of 2016, Katt was behind bars for other charges when he was promptly transferred to Fulton County jail. He was later charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, sexual battery, and theft by taking.
An agreement was offered to Katt in 2017, and his attorney pressed the courts to enforce it. The court communicated the proceedings to the victims and their attorney.
On Monday (Nov. 29), the agreement was complete and the case was dismissed. Katt will not face any charges.
The victims have publicly expressed their frustrations with the outcome of the case. Lutisha Martinez–one of the women victimized by Katt–stated:
“We cannot ignore that this man has not only traumatized not only us. Several other people,”
Salena Boston–who was named in the original reports about the incident–stated:
“We felt very ignored throughout this entire wait,”
Lanette Washington, another victim, claimed:
“His celebrity just took us out. It made it look like we were I guess making this up.”
The women, along with their attorney Loletha Hale, said that they’ve never heard about Katt’s agreement until this week. They plan to take their case to the civil court.
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