Katt Williams Claims Former Employees Stole $59 Million from Him
Katt Williams is claiming that his former employees stole a whopping 59 million dollars from him, revealing the claim in a recent podcast.
Katt Williams revealed many things about his peers and careers in a 54-minute interview on "Jemele Hill is Unbothered." While he shared a lot about his life, the most shocking claim he made was that he was betrayed by some of his former staff members.
The "Great America" comedian claims that his former employees embezzled millions of dollars from him, which he discovered during a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.
“In my search for who was the enemy that was causing all these things to repeatedly happen to me over and over again when they shouldn’t, we uncovered that it was actually my people that was involved. We didn't really know that until the Department of Justice started indicting these people for embezzlement of $59 million from Katt Williams."
He revealed that he immediately fired the staff members who were accused, several of them retaliating by attempting to blackmail him.
While he is now a victim of multi-million dollar embezzlement, he was once accused of assault, which was one of the many times he had a run-in with the law.
Run-Ins with the law
When Williams was in Portland, Oregon, he allegedly assaulted a driver. It reportedly occurred around 11 pm during a dispute over taking Williams and his dog from the airport into the city.
In the end, Williams never made it to the comedy show he was supposed to perform in, Nick Cannon's "Wild 'N Out" show.
The comedian was arrested by the Portland Police two days after, confirming that the driver sustained injuries to his face, including swellings and cuts that had to be treated in a hospital.
He was charged with assault in the fourth degree and was also arrested for an out-of-state warrant from Georgia, with a bail set at $2500.
A year ago, he also pled no contest to stealing a paparazzi's camera in LA and was sentenced to three years of probation. He was also required to enroll in anger management classes.
Now that it seems he is the one who needs the law's help, Williams is working cooperatively with them to ensure he somehow gets his $59 million back.