Katt Williams Slap: Target Employee Used Racial Slur, Says Comedian

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By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
December 21, 2012|9:51 am

Comedian Katt Williams is defending slapping a target employee in California after he revealed the employee had called him a racial slur.

Williams was recently performing at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles when de began to tell the crowd what transpired during the confrontation that was recorded on target security cameras.

"This is what the dude at Target said, 'Your assistant is already suing you, you p---- a-- n-----,'" Williams told the crowd.

The Target employee, who has been identified as Forrest Liebenberg, allegedly was referencing a lawsuit that was filed by the comedian's former assistant for $5 million.

Williams said he lost his temper when the racial slur was used and even asked other store employees if what he heard was true.

"Did you just say the N-word in front of Katt Williams?" was asked, to which Liebenberg allegedly responded, "You say it all the time," according to entertainment website TMZ.

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The comedian has had a tough go of it lately after several high profile stories ran revealing Williams' recent legal trouble.

On Nov. 9, Williams' former assistant filled a lawsuit alleging that he assaulted her at his house in October.

Then on Nov. 14, Williams was reportedly arrested following a fight at an Oakland club. To add to his legal woes, during a performance in Oakland a few days later on Nov. 16, he walked off the stage after a few minutes, which led to several upset fans suing him.

Williams and promoter Live Nation were named in the class action lawsuit, which was filed by Brian Herline on behalf of all who bought tickets and went to the show on Nov. 16, TMZ reported.

The lawsuit claims Williams "confronted a heckler, took his clothes off, and attempted to fight at least three audience members," before ending the show after a few minutes court documents showed.

The suit was filed Nov. 21 in Alameda County and is seeking unspecified damages for what was described as "Katt Williams's non-performance."

"Williams failed to perform … The audience members deserve their money back. Therefore, Plaintiff brings this action on behalf of himself individually and on behalf of all others who paid money for a show and got nothing but Katt Williams's non-performance," the lawsuit read.

 

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