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Katt Williams Gets Out of Jail, Faces Lawsuit for Punching Driver

Comedian Katt Williams was recently released from an Oregon jail after being arrested on Oct. 6 for allegedly attacking a towncar driver.

Williams was released from Multnomah County Jail on Oct 9. at 2 p.m., TMZ reported.  Oregon authorities kept Williams behind bars for the weekend after finding out he had a felony arrest warrant in Georgia. However, the star was cut loose from jail after law officials in Hall County, Ga decided not to extradite him for missing court in September.

The “Friday” actor’s management team is currently in hot water for not reminding him of his court date in Georgia. Sources said Williams would have rather missed the Emmy’s as opposed to missing court.

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FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, Katt Williams attends the LA Premiere of “Father Figures” in Los Angeles. Williams was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a driver. Williams is in jail Sunday, Oct, 7, 2018. He had come to Portland to perform in Nick Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out” comedy improv show Friday night. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Williams was completely unaware of the warrant issued out for his arrest until he got busted for striking an airport employee in the face on Saturday. Williams and the driver who’s been identified as Wali Kanani got into a heated argument over transporting the comedian’s dog while on his way to perform at the “Wild N Out” comedy show.

Kanani is suing Williams for $76,000 and claimed the comedian was drunk when he allegedly struck the driver and commanded his German Shepherd on him. Kanani said the incident occurred because he refused to let Williams’ dog sit in the passenger’s seat according to Oregon Live. In Kanani’s lawsuit filed on Monday, he’s accusing Williams of assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The driver said he was taken to the hospital after being left with a broken tooth, a few cuts, a puffy face and tinnitus in her ear. In legal documents, Kanani said he’s owed damages due to Williams’ “unconscionable acts and his history of tortious behavior.”

The First Sunday” entertainer was also hit with a default judgment after being accused of slapping a fan who took a picture of him in 2016. The plaintiff claimed Williams hit him during an after-party at one of the comic’s stand-up gigs and sued “Katt” for unspecified damages. A judge granted the accuser’s motion for a default judgment, making Williams accountable for the incident. The amount of damages Katt owes will be determined at an upcoming court date.

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