SEATTLE (AP) — Comedian Katt Williams did not show up at an arraignment hearing in Seattle for charges of fourth-degree assault stemming from several run-ins with people and police this past weekend.
His attorney, Thomas McAllister, told the judge Thursday that his client was under the impression that he didn’t have to attend the hearing, citing information from a The Seattle Times article. McAllister says his client is back in California.
The Seattle Times reports the judge rescheduled the hearing for next week.
Authorities say Williams struck a man over the head with a microphone while performing on Friday night, threw chairs at fans and threatened a bar manager with a pool cue during the weekend.
Authorities say officers had to restrain Williams before being taken into custody after the bar incident.
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