Katt Williams announces retirement from stand-up after string of arrests in Seattle (Video)

By Gina DiFalco,

Following a few arrests and getting kicked out of some hotels in a matter of days, comedian Katt Williams’ legal issues are now spiraling out of control.

But in a rambling new interview with KOMO TV, the 41-year-old comedian announces his retirement from stand-up.

After getting kicked out of hotels in Seattle, Williams offered the Washington State Ferry Rhododendron $301,000 to let he, his family and staff stay there until his court date.

"If they will accept our bid... I will take me and my whole staff on that boat because I still have a court date four days from now and can't leave and I've been kicked out of four hotels in two days and I've been arrested by three different sets of officers four different times detained by two sets of officers," he said.

"I can stay there [on the ferry] and my family can be there and my dogs can be there and my whole staff can be there until we get done suing Seattle for this $50 million that I want for crippling my reputation as a father and a black man and as a taxpaying citizen and as a person who is not a convicted felon."

He added of his stay in the city, “I got arrested in front my kids three times in my three days stay in Seattle... And all we were doing was coming into town to sell jokes and police department painted me as some sort of public menace that came to town."

That’s when Wiliams announced his retirement from the business, explaining I'm just gonna go ahead and announce my retirement from standup, I'm kinda done. I've discussed it with my kids, I wasn't gonna do in the middle of a Seattle street, I was going to go to Los Angeles and do it in the offices of ICM or LiveNation."



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