In the latest legal entanglement for Katt Williams, the comedian is being sued by a woman who says she was beaten and short-changed on her pay while working as Williams’ assistant.
In the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, Yadira A. Torres says she was hired as Williams’ assistant in 2012, and was subjected not just to underpayment but verbal and physical abuse.
In one instance, Torres says, she rescued Williams from a car crash, only to be verbally abused by the comedian and restrained in a hotel room for three hours as “punishment.”
Torres also says that Williams once left her stranded at an airport for 24 hours, with no airfare or any other way to get home.
In 2016, the lawsuit claims, Williams “got upset, punched and hit Ms. Torres and pushed Ms. Torres against a door. Ms. Torres sustained severe injuries.”
The lawsuit also says Williams “discriminated against Ms. Torres on account of her national origin.”
TheWrap has reached out to Williams’ spokeswoman for comment on the lawsuit.
Alleging assault, battery, false imprisonment, breach of contract and other counts, the suit seeks unspecified damages.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.