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Katt Williams stuck in jail because he chose to go here rather than court

Katt Williams latest mugshot March 30,2016 (Photo Credit: Hall County Detention Center)

Combustible comedian Katt Williams continues to sit in a West Coast jail because he went to a prestigious award show in Los Angeles instead of appearing for court in Atlanta.

But the “Friday After Next” star is blaming his management team for missing his mandatory court appearance.

Williams, born Micah Sierra Williams, 47, was arrested this past weekend in Portland, Oregon, for allegedly assaulting a limo driver over an argument about his dog. He remains sequestered in that jail because authorities found he had a warrant out for his arrest in Georgia.

Williams told authorities that the people in his camp wanted him to appear at the Emmy Awards so much that they deliberately failed to tell him that he had to appear before the judge on that same day. Williams was nominated for an award, and he was in Los Angeles to apologize to rising superstar Tiffany Haddish after he denigrated her and Kevin Hart’s comedic skills.

Williams, by the way, won for his fantastic guest appearance on the popular show “Atlanta.”

Inside snitches close to Williams told TMZ that the folks orbiting Williams’ world let him down, that had he known about the court date, he would have skipped the Emmys to be in the Fulton County courthouse.

When Williams failed to appear, the judge issued the warrant for Williams. And when he allegedly beat up the limo driver and then fled the scene in another car, he set up the situation he now finds himself in.

No word on when, or if, the Oregon authorities will extradite Williams or free him on bond to appear back in Atlanta.

Stay tuned.

 

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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