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Comedian Katt Williams Sentenced To 1 Year Probation For Hitting Woodland Target Employee

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This image is from security video showing the assault of a Target employee by co median Micah "Katt" Williams

This image is from security video showing the assault of a Target employee by co median Micah “Katt” Williams

WOODLAND (CBS13) — Comedian Micah “Katt” Williams pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge on Monday for hitting a Target employee in November.

He was sentenced to 1 year of informal probation and was ordered to stay away from the Woodland Target. In addition, he was hit with a 10-year firearms prohibition and a $200 fine.

Video of the Nov. 25 incident that was featured on TMZ showed him attacking a 19-year-old security worker at the store after Williams tried to buy the worker’s motorcycle helmet.

“He approached me, the argument got escalated, and that’s when he hit me,” Forrest Liebenberg said.

A hit that he says caused his face to swell, but then Forrest suffered another hit just a few hours after the video was posted on YouTube. Forrest was fired, he says with no explanation.

It was part of a string of odd behavior for Williams at the time. There was a bizarre attack on a heckler during a show in Oakland, then a police chase in Sacramento on Nov. 25 that happened right after this confrontation and an arrest in Seattle on Dec. 2.

Williams gave a long, rambling interview defending his actions in Woodland to a Seattle news station shortly after the incident in Seattle.

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