-Bay City News
An 18-year-old Berkeley man filed a lawsuit Friday against comedian Katt Williams seeking unspecified damages for an incident in Oakland in which he alleges that Williams assaulted him.
Delvahn Mosley-Davis charges in his suit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, that Williams, 41, who is scheduled to perform at the Oracle Arena in Oakland tonight, punched him, hit him over the head with a bottle and pointed a gun at him.
Pamela Price, Mosley-Davis' attorney, said one of Williams' bodyguards also punched Mosley-Davis.
Price said the attack occurred in Williams' RV tour van in the parking lot of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in the 900 block of Broadway about 8 p.m. Wednesday and alleged that after it was over Williams and the guard forced him out of the van into the street despite knowing that Mosley-Davis was injured and disoriented.
The attorney said Mosley-Davis suffered injuries to his head, neck, arms, torso and face and was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland, where he was treated and released.
The suit says that in addition to his injuries, Mosley-Davis suffered "severe mental anguish and emotional distress.”
Price said she's also seeking a court order to impound Williams' tour van before he leaves town to perform in Fresno on Saturday night because she thinks it contains blood evidence and the weapons she alleges that Williams used to "threaten and assault" Mosley-Davis.
Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said Williams was arrested and questioned after the incident but was later released and doesn't face any charges at this time. She said the incident is still under investigation.
The suit also names the Beverly Hills-based entertainment company Live Nation Entertainment as a defendant, alleging that it was "careless and reckless in its management of Williams," who has had other run-ins with the law.
The suit says Live Nation should have known that by furnishing the van and giving Williams "the means to travel to an performance in the city of Oakland created an unreasonable risk that Williams would endanger members of the public," including Mosley-Davis.
Live Nation spokeswoman Liz Morentin said Williams will still perform in Oakland tonight but declined to comment on the lawsuit, saying, "We do not comment on pending litigation.”
A spokesperson for Williams couldn't be reached for comment.