(AllHipHop News) Embattled comedian Katt Williams has been ordered to hand over $86,000 to a retail employee he allegedly assaulted last year.
‘The funnyman was arrested in February, 2016, after an argument with a worker at a pool supply store in Gainesville, Georgia turned violent.
Williams reportedly hurled an object at the clerk, identified as Paul Love, and then allegedly attacked him, punching him in the head.
Love had to be hospitalized and he subsequently filed suit against the actor, revealing he had undergone brain surgery just 10 weeks before the incident took place.
Williams failed to respond to the legal action, and during a hearing on Wednesday (March 8), a Georgia judge ruled in the plaintiff’s favor.
The comedian had numerous run-ins with the law in 2016, and he recently dodged jail time after being sentenced to 36 months probation for pleading no contest to assault and battery charges relating to a separate bust-up in a Studio City, California restaurant in July of 2016.
That sentencing in December came weeks after another judge in Georgia placed him on five years probation in another case involving guns and drugs, in which he also pleaded no contest.
The “Norbit” star is also due to stand trial for a felony count of robbery after allegedly stealing a camera from a photographer in Beverly Hills, California in 2014, during a night out with now-incarcerated rap mogul Marion ‘Suge’ Knight.
Williams faces seven years behind bars if convicted in that case, in which he has pleaded not guilty.