Katt Williams arrested on suspicion of battery after dispute at Studio City hotel

Comedian Katt Williams, shown in 2008, was charged with battery after a Studio City altercation.
(Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

Comedian Micah “Katt” Williams was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of battery on a woman at a Studio City hotel, police said.

Officers were called to the Sportsmen’s Lodge at Ventura Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon Avenue about 11 a.m. after a female employee reported being in an altercation with Williams, Los Angeles Police Sgt. Gary Chilingarian said.

The unidentified woman suffered a minor injury following a dispute with Williams, Chilingarian said.


Williams, 44, was booked on a misdemeanor count of battery and held in jail on $20,000 bail. He was released about 4 p.m. and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 18 in Van Nuys, according to jail records.

A representative for Williams could not be reached for comment.

Sunday’s arrest is the latest for the “Scary Movie 5” actor, who was charged in March with disorderly conduct after getting into a fight with a 17-year-old in Georgia.

Williams and former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight were also charged with stealing a photographer’s camera outside a Beverly Hills studio.

Beverly Hills police said the pair chased a photographer in Sept. 5, 2014 and forcibly grabbed the woman’s camera. In that case, Williams faces a maximum sentence of seven years in prison if convicted of robbery. He has pleaded not guilty.

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