- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Katt Williams has pleaded no contest to assault and battery charges stemming from an incident with a bodyguard in north Georgia.

The comedian, whose real name is Micah Sierra Williams, was charged in March after authorities said he threatened the man while an acquaintance beat him with a baseball bat. Defense attorney Drew Findling said Williams on Thursday agreed to a plea deal.

Williams was ordered to serve five years on probation. Findling said a related marijuana charge will be dismissed once Williams completes probation.

The plea agreement says Williams must submit to twice-monthly drug tests for the first year of probation, do 100 hours of community service, stay away from the bodyguard and pay him restitution of $7,500. He’s also not allowed to publicly make light of the incident.

As another condition of the plea agreement, Williams is also banned from Hall County in north Georgia, where the incident happened, as well as neighboring Dawson County, which is part of the same judicial circuit.


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