Comedian Katt Williams charged with assaulting Uber driver

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Comedian Katt Williams was arrested in Portland, Oregon, after being accused of assaulting the driver taking him to a performance at the Moda Center Friday night.

The driver was treated at the hospital for minors injuries to the face, including cuts and swelling.

Williams is charged with 4th-degree assault and is being held on $2,500 bail at the Multnomah County Jail. He was also arrested for an out-of-state warrant from Georgia.

According to TMZ, Williams was in Portland as part of Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out show at the Moda Center Friday night. 

Williams is due in court Monday afternoon. 

Williams won the Emmy Award last month for guest actor in a comedy series for his appearance in “Atlanta,” a TV show about two cousins in Atlanta’s rap scene.

His arrest comes more than a year after Williams was sentenced to three years of probation in Los Angeles after pleading no contest to stealing a celebrity photographer’s camera. Prosecutors said in April 2017 that he also needed to attend anger management classes.

In 2016, Williams got five years of probation after pleading no contest in Georgia to assault and battery tied to allegations he threatened a bodyguard while an acquaintance beat him with a baseball bat.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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