Katt Williams Pleads Not Guilty To Misdemeanor In Studio City Incident

VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — Comedian Micah “Katt” Williams pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor battery charge involving an alleged run-in with a woman at a Studio City hotel.

Williams was not required to appear in court for the hearing, and an attorney entered the plea on his behalf.

A pretrial hearing was set for Oct. 4.

Los Angeles police were informed of the alleged altercation involving the 44-year-old comedian at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City at about 10:30 a.m. July 24.

An unidentified woman placed Williams under citizen’s arrest and officers took him to jail, Los Angeles police Officer Liliana Preciado said. He was released later that day.

Williams has had a series of run-ins with the law recently. He and former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight currently facing robbery charges in a separate case involving a camera that was allegedly taken from a paparazzo in Beverly Hills in September 2014.

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