Comedian Katt Williams is probably not laughing after appearing in court yesterday.
The embattled funnyman, who has faced multiple run-ins with the law this year, has been officially BANNED from 2 Georgia counties (including the one in which his home is located) in a negotiated plea deal.
According to the AJC, Williams pleaded ‘no contest’ Thursday to charges in connection with the alleged assault of his bodyguard.
Williams and two acquaintances allegedly held and assaulted bodyguard Corey Dixon on Feb. 28, the day before he was arrested on a separate misdemeanor battery charge, where he was accused of hitting a store clerk.
As part of his negotiated plea deal in the case, the Hall County District Attorney’s Office dismissed the aggravated assault and firearm possession charges. They also reduced the false imprisonment and terroristic threats charges to simple assault.
In addition to the reduced charges, Williams was banished from Hall and Dawson counties and has been ordered to pay $7,500 in restitution to the victim and perform 100 hours of community service.
If Williams abides by the court’s conditions, the marijuana charge will be dismissed.
It was not immediately clear what will happen to Williams’ home on Lake Breeze Lane in Gainesville and why the ban extended to Dawson County.
The comedian owns a sprawling lake house in Gainesville that he will no longer LEGALLY be allowed to reside. He also still faces charges in connection with at least 2 other incidents across the metro Atlanta area.
The first was an incident where Williams was accused of throwing a salt shaker at the manager of an Atlanta area seafood restaurant (click HERE if you missed that) and his most recent brush with the law occurred back in September when he was charged with criminal damage to property in the second degree.
For the record, Katt has resumed his comedy tour and plans to be back onstage in Atlanta in February 2017.