Katt Williams did not have a great 2012, and it looks like 2013 is off to an equally difficult start as the actor-comedian’s legal troubles deepen.
Williams was arrested in front of his Los Angeles house Tuesday night after failing to appear in court for an earlier arrest involving a police chase in Sacramento, Calif, according to TMZ.
The comedian seems to have missed a Monday court hearing in the California capital, and a felony arrest warrant was quickly put out on the “Scary Movie 5” star. TMZ reports that Williams knew there was a warrant out on him and cooperated with police during the arrest. Williams is being held on $105,000 bail.
Williams was previously arrested in Northern California on Dec. 8 as a result of leading police on a bizarre chase across Sacramento on Nov. 25. He posted bail that Sunday afternoon after spending the previous night in the Yolo County Jail.
During the chase, Williams drove a three-wheeled motorcycle on the wrong side of the road. He allegedly came close to hitting five pedestrians during the bizarre joyride.
While police abandoned the chase in the interest of public safety, they put out a warrant on the comedian and arrested him in early December, the Sacramento Bee reported.
In addition to Williams’ arrests over his Sacramento joyride, the comedian was arrested on Dec. 28 for child endangerment. A police raid found large amount of illegal drugs and guns, and the actor’s four children were taken away.
"How do you keep kids safe without guns?" Williams told TMZ when asked about the arrest. "If the police come in and raid my place and break into my gun boxes, you're gonna find guns! I'm not in a gang, what difference does it make?"
In addition to Williams’ criminal struggles, the comedian is also being sued for a botched standup performance that took place in mid-November.
The class-action lawsuit targets both Williams and his show’s promoter, Live Nation, for a performance in Oakland on Nov. 16, according to TMZ. The lawsuit was filed by Brian Herline on Nov. 22.
According to the suit, Williams was onstage for all of 10 minutes before storming offstage. Reportedly, he delivered almost no comedic material during that time, but instead "confronted a heckler, took his clothes off, and attempted to fight at least three audience members."
Apparently, fans were extremely disappointed by the “nonperformance,” which explains the legal action being taken against Williams. In recent years, Williams has become known for bizarre behavior at his standup shows.
Eric Brown is an IBTimes political reporter who eats far too much pizza. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and currently resides in Brooklyn.