Katt Williams and the teen who choked him on a playground were both arrested in Gainesville, Georgia. The arrests come one week after Williams made headlines for the fight that went viral on social media.
According to cellphone video captured during the incident, Williams went to an apartment complex and handed out money to kids and began playing soccer on the playground. However, one teen, 17-year-old Luke Walsh, was trash-talking Williams and things got out of hand. Walsh followed Williams and continued to harass the comedian. Williams eventually punched Walsh in the face and Walsh, a former wrestler, tackled Williams and put him in a choke hold. The two were separated and Williams continued to taunt Walsh until the video ends.
It’s the latest incident in the ongoing drama that has become Williams’ life in 2016. In February, Williams was approached by women who wanted a picture with him after a show in Atlanta. Williams agreed to take the picture, but he became upset when one of the women began filming with her cellphone. He allegedly punched one of the women, Salena Boston, took her cellphone, and began fighting the others. The women also claimed that a member of Williams’ entourage took out a gun and laid it on the pavement as if to threaten the women with more violence.
Police arrived at the scene and Williams told a different story. He said the women approached him and began grabbing him while trying to snatch his necklace. At that point, Williams said he was trying to protect himself after one of the women said that she would go to her trunk and get a weapon.
During that same weekend, Williams was also arrested after fighting an employee at a pool supply store. After getting in an argument with the employee, Williams allegedly threw goggles at the employee and punched the man in the face. When police arrived, Williams was face down with his hands behind his back, prepared for his arrest. Williams said the employee called him the N-word before the fight occurred.
Williams and Walsh have been charged with disorderly conduct. Williams has yet to be granted a bond.