After leading police on a tricycle chase, slapping a Target employee, getting into a bar fight and throwing a lit cigarette at a woman and then getting kicked out of hotel, Katt Williams took to the streets of Seattle to announce his retirement from standup comedy.
Katt accused Seattle police of harassing him and told KOMO News that he placed a $301,000 bid on a ferry. “If they will accept our bid… I will take me and my whole staff on that boat because I still have a court date four days from now and can’t leave and I’ve been kicked out of four hotels in two days and I’ve been arrested by three different sets of officers four different times detained by two sets of officers,” he said. “I can stay there [on the ferry] and my family can be there and my dogs can be there and my whole staff can be there until we get done suing Seattle for this $50 million that I want for crippling my reputation as a father and a black man and as a taxpaying citizen and as a person who is not a convicted felon.”
He went on to say that Seattle was usually a place he could get away from it all but for the three days he’s been there, he’s been arrested three times in front of his kids possibly setting some new world record. “And all we were doing was coming into town to sell jokes and police department painted me as some sort of public menace that came to town,” said Katt.
All this has led him to retire from standup. “I’m just gonna go ahead and announce my retirement from standup, I’m kinda done,” Williams said. “I’ve discussed it with my kids, I wasn’t gonna do in the middle of a Seattle street, I was going to go to Los Angeles and do it in the offices of ICM or LiveNation.”