Comedian Accused Of Masterminding Assault On Actress
Katt Williams has pleaded for a judge to ban evidence from his past criminal cases or talk about him being violent to others — in the upcoming trial over an alleged assault he organized against an actress.
Last year, Katt was sued by an actress, Jamila Majesty, accusing him of organizing a beat down and claimed he was involved in Wiccan sorcery.
Majesty explained she went to the comedian’s Malibu home two years ago. She was invited to the home and when she arrived, five other women were there and things quickly went south after she used the bathroom.
Katt immediately told her that “no one uses [my] bathroom” and then the other women began punching her. She claimed the beatings lasted for three hours, and she lost consciousness several times, was left bloodied and the comedian even burned her in the face with his cigarette.
One of the women involved in the beat down allegedly had a book open which contained the “teachings on sorcery and spells” and that she had a fire that was being fed “unusual things”.
Majesty was eventually able to escape around 1:30am and drove home without calling the police, fearing what Katt would do. She sued for assault, battery, emotional distress and false imprisonment.
Recently, Katt demanded the judge not force him to sit and be grilled for a deposition under oath explaining he would invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination due to the pending criminal complaint Majesty filed.
Then on June 28th, Katt filed docs pleading for the judge to prohibit any evidence or testimony or reference to his character, other lawsuits against him, or crimes or other bad acts that relate to others not the plaintiff in the upcoming trial.
The comedian said allowing Majesty to introduce evidence, elicit testimony or refer to other alleged bad acts is a waste of time and will create substantial danger of undue prejudice and confusion along with misleading the jury.
He said she may try to bring up other crimes he was accused or convicted of, other lawsuits filed against him, particular character traits he possesses or cases where he was alleged to have been violent with others.
Katt said if allowed it would make the jury believe he has a bad character or propensity for criminal behavior … all in an attempt to punish him. He is demanding the judge not allow the evidence into the trial, saying it would give the jury a negative impression of him based on facts not related to the case at hand.