Katt Williams is claiming employees stole $57 million from him. Which begs the immediate question, Katt Williams had $57 million to steal?! Like American dollars?! I know he’s a legendary comedian but the last thing I remember reading about Katt Williams was him getting into a fight with a 7th grader..
Well, Katt Williams is claiming he’s actually a victim of a crime instead of the perpetrator and that it was his own people who stole from him.
According to Complex
Williams claimed that the U.S. Department of Justice investigated an embezzlement case, and they came to the conclusion that a number of his former employees stole upwards of $59 million from him. “In my search for who was the enemy that was causing all these things to repeatedly happen to me over and over again when they shouldn’t, we uncovered that it was actually my people that was involved,” he said around the nine-minute mark of the interview.
These employees must have a death wish because Katt Williams has the temperament of a rage-filled toddler who just got told that they can’t have more juice. Katt once threw a a salt shaker at a manager at a restaurant. He also once beat up a woman for using his bathroom. He got into with an employee at a pool supply store and also had a slap fight at Target.
Katt Williams’ rap sheet is long and I don’t know if I’m more shocked about how much money he has or the fact that he’s not in jail. Well, it turns out that Katt was investigated for money laundering by the Department of Justice.
Through all of this, Williams himself was almost caught up in the embezzlement case because the Department of Justice suspect he might have been money laundering. “They thought I had found some way to sequester the funds until they actually dug in and realized ‘why would I be money laundering my own money,'” he said. “It’s been a lot, and a lot of it you can’t really talk about. It’s ongoing.”
Katt denied it, but the image I will take with me to get me through the day is the image of Katt Williams actually putting his money in the washing machine to launder it.
Katt also said he’s fired the employees he believed stole from him and was blackmailed after he gave them the pink slip.
“We didn’t really know that until the Department of Justice started indicting these people for the embezzlement of $59 million from Katt Williams,” he continued. After discovering this, he said he fired them immediately and was promptly blackmailed for more money.
Blackmail Katt Willaims, what could they possibly have on him? His reputation isn’t exactly pristine. If you told me Katt Williams took a trip to the zoo and got into a fist fight with an elephant, I would be like, “Yeah, that tracks.”
Hopefully this will get resolved soon so Katt can go back to doing what he does best: standup and punching his way across the US!