Katt Williams Sued for Allegedly Hitting Personal Assistant

The Hollywood Reporter
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A lawsuit has been filed against comedian and actor Katt Williams by his personal assistant for allegedly hitting her.

Read the complaint here.

According to the complaint filed in California Superior Court on Nov. 9, the star of Norbit and the upcoming Scary Movie 5 flew into a rage on Tues., Nov. 6, at first threatening to strike former assistant Melissa Ishage by raising an open hand to her. Williams then followed through on his threat by hitting Ishage with "a closed fist," the complaint states, causing "serious injury" to her.

The filing also alludes to "prior acts of threats" made by Williams towards his employee. No arrests where made in the incident.

Ishage is seeking $5 million in causes of action for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, plus hospital and legal fees.

A call to Williams' reps for comment was not immediately returned.