State Rep. calls for protest of comedian Katt Williams

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - State Rep. G.A. Hardaway (D-Memphis) joined a Memphis woman to protest comedian Katt Williams and his upcoming Southaven performance.

Many people find comedian Williams funny, but Memphian Angelina Triplett is not one of them.

"The impact that he put on my life and the injuries that he did to me," Triplett said. "It's unbelievable."

Triplett said in September 2014 she was working on a movie set with Williams in California when he physically assaulted her.

"Broken veins in my neck, I sustained a concussion, I sustained an eye injury and mental abuse," Triplett said.

Triplett has filed a lawsuit against Williams alleging assault. She, her attorney, and Hardaway are urging people to boycott Williams' upcoming show at the Landers Center on Valentine's Day.

"We've had a heathen a thug that's making money off of the tax payers of Memphis, Shelby County, and the surrounding area, and we don't need to support him," Hardaway said.

Triplett said it's ironic the comedian would host a show on Valentine's Day, given his history is filled with anything but love.

She said she hopes others will take a stand and justice will be served

"It has to stop somewhere," Triplett said. "We cannot continue to allow this person or any other entertainer or artist or whoever they may be to do this to people."

WMC Action News 5 reached out to Katt Williams' attorneys, but we have not heard back.

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