Comedian Katt Williams Arrested For Child Endangerment
Comedian Katt Williams was arrested Friday for allegedly endangering his children.
Police say multiple weapons were found at the home of the 41-year-old entertainer, whose birth name is Micah Sierra Williams. He was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and possession of a stolen firearm, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Williams was released on $100,000 bail Friday, and later asked TMZ rhetorically, "How do you keep kids safe without guns?"
The arrest came after the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services completed a welfare check of his home and discovered the weapons, one of which police say had been reported stolen. The agency did not specify how many children were living there or whether they had been removed, though TMZ reports indicate four of his children were placed in protective custody Friday.
The incident was the latest in a series of recent legal troubles for the comedian. Earlier this month, Williams was arrested in northern California on a previous warrant related to reckless driving and evading officers. In November, a former personal assistant sued him for more than $5 million for allegedly striking her.
In October, he and Live Nation were hit with a lawsuit claiming a show he performed in Oakland lasted just 10 minutes and devolved into the comedian stripping off his clothes and attempting to fight with audience members.
Williams regularly appears on BET on shows including Comic View, Rip the Runway and The BET Awards. He will appear in Scary Movie 5 next year.
A request for comment from Williams' rep has not been answered.