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Katt Williams charged with battery in Los Angeles
Comedian accused of altercation in parking lot
Katt Williams.

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles prosecutors have charged Katt Williams with misdemeanor battery over an altercation he had with a woman in a parking lot last month.

City attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan says Williams’ case was due for arraignment Thursday. Williams, who faces up to six months in jail if convicted, was not required to attend the hearing.

The 44-year-old comedian was arrested July 24 outside the Sportsmen’s Lodge banquet hall and hotel after a female employee said he hurt her.

Williams’ attorney Shawn Holley declined comment, saying she had not yet received potential evidence in the case.

The comedian has been arrested several times in Georgia this year, mostly around Gainesville, in connection with several altercations and fights, including a Feb. 29 incident at Leslie’s Pool Supplies and another at a March 26 soccer game at Melrose Apartments. Charges are pending in Hall County Superior Court.