A Sad End: Katt Williams Announces His Retirement From Comedy
Katt Williams has announced his retirement from the entertainment business after a troubling couple of weeks. On Monday (December 3, 2012), the comedian and actor said he was ordered to leave a Seattle hotel just hours after being released from prison following a police chase in Sacramento, reports Seattlepi.com.
In a rambling interview with KOMO TV, Williams said his stand-up tour was cancelled and that there would be no further shows. "I'm just gonna go ahead and announce my retirement from standup, I'm kinda done. I've discussed it with my kids, I wasn't gonna do in the middle of a Seattle street, I was going to go to Los Angeles and do it in the offices of ICM or LiveNation." Showing his bloodied knuckles and "busted" knee, Williams said it was the fourth Seattle hotel that had kicked him out in recent days. He told a photographer that he was planning on offering $301,000 in cash for the Washington State Ferry Rhododendron (currently up for auction). "I can stay (on the ferry), and my family can be there, and my dogs can be there, and my whole staff can be there, until we get done suing Seattle for this $50 million that I want for crippling my reputation as a father, and a black man, and as a taxpaying citizen, and as a person who is not a convicted felon," he said.
Williams has also been charged with battery after he was caught on camera slapping a Target employee during an in-store argument.