On Sunday July 24th, Katt Williams was arrested for suspicion of attacking a female employee at the Sportsmens’ Lodge in Studio City, CA. He was arrested and released on $20,000 bail. My question is why is Katt Williams out on bail in the first place?
In 2016 alone, Williams has been arrested at least 6 times:
1. 02/29/16 Punching A Leslie’s Pool Employee
2. 03/11/16 Holding 5 women at gun point and stealing their cameras
3. 03/09/16 Williams was arrested for a February crime for threatening his body guard – During a GA Police raid they found firearms and weed
4. 03/30/16 Katt Williams arrested for Fighting with a Teenager in Georgia
5. 04/28/16 Charged with Battery after Williams hit Waffle House manager with salt shaker
6. 07/24/16 Katt Williams accused of attacking female employee of The Sportsmen’s Lodge
Most of us regular law abiding citizens if accused of multiple serious crimes as well as having previous criminal records in multiple states and jurisdictions, we would not receive the repeated opportunities to post bail and to commit more “allege” crimes but we aren’t Williams.
Katt Williams is special.
Full disclosure, I am the photographer that was threaten, assaulted and robbed in the case involving Marion Suge Knight and Katt Williams.
Like many of the other victims, I have wondered why so many on social media and other news sites have previously made jokes of Katt Williams’ crimes?
Even one martial arts school took it upon itself to offer Katt Williams free classes after he was taken down by a teenager that he sucker punched. We live in a world where if someone is a celeb and/or rich they get a free pass to commit crimes over and over again. The victims are left with the carnage and the laugh track of sites like tmz and other negative promoters. It is all a big joke. Those so called “news sites” that strive for ratings over the truth, forget or intentionally don’t report the important facts.
Here is a big one – According to Zap2it.com from August 2013:
“Williams pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge on Monday (Aug. 19) in response to a Nov. 25 incident in which he struck a Target employee in Woodland, CA, a local CBS website reports. He was sentenced to one year of informal probation and ordered to stay away from the Woodland Target. Additionally, he was levied with a 10-year firearm prohibition and a $200 fine.”
Katt Williams obviously is big business. B.E.T. recently had Williams as a headliner and VH1 has exploited having Katt Williams being connected to the VH1’s Love & Hip Hop franchise. The court system makes money on all the cases that Williams has to post bail. The lawyers make money defending a repeat offender who always seems to have money to stay out of jail. It appears that negative publicity gets Katt Williams new gigs.
In 2013 the Sacramento Court demanded that Mr. Williams not be in possession of firearms for ten years which would mean until 2023. Not only has the “funny man” been shown in a March 2016 video playing with a gun while explaining his beat down in Philadelphia but while Katt Williams’ home was raided in Georgia during a search warrant, (after William’s body guard was held hostage) the GA police found weed and weapons.
I’m not a lawyer but why is Katt Williams given repeat passes when facing the Law that all of the rest of us easily respect? Why is Williams so special? It is truly sickening to wake up and to find out that Katt Williams threaten, injured and victimized someone else while the survivors of his madness attempt to move on with their life and try to heal themselves. Katt Williams’ theft of the Law is no laughing matter. It says a lot about the culture of celebrity and the cruelness of our country – coddling a comedian over facts.
Lastly, why is a repeat offender in multiple jurisdictions previous actions not held accountable in recent cases as a reflection of his/her character?
Yet victim’s names and privacy can be violated repeatedly for click bait sites?