After being released from jail in Atlanta on Friday night, comedian Katt Williams said he’s ready to begin dealing with various criminal charges filed against him in recent weeks.
“I am just like most Christians, under daily attack, but somehow holding up well,” Williams told Channel 2 Action News after being released on bond from the Fulton County jail.
“God’s grace is wonderful … we will have our day in court and we will be exonerated.”
Williams is facing charges in Atlanta and in Hall County, where he lives. The charges in Hall County include aggravated assault and terroristic threats.
It is not clear why Williams is wanted in Atlanta. On March 2, local attorney Leotha Hale accused Williams and about 15 members of his entourage and security team of physically attacking and stealing cellphones from five women who were visiting Atlanta over the weekend.
This incident reportedly occurred when Williams, after being recognized by the visitors, agreed to take a photo with them. Williams got angry and started fighting them after one of the women began filming, according to an Atlanta police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Hall County charges arise from an incident in which Williams reportedly encouraged a man believed to be his bodyguard to commit some criminal activity. Williams assaulted the man, Corey Dixon, when he refused to commit the illegal acts, according to a deputy from the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.
Referring to the scrutiny that comes with his celebrity status, Williams said in the Channel 2 raw video, “If you’re a white celebrity, they say it’s swatting, and they don’t let it happen. If you’re a black celebrity, they haven’t invented the word yet.”