The Portland driver who was allegedly assaulted by Katt Williams has filed a $76,000 lawsuit against him less than 72 hours after the incident.
Wali Kanani filed a lawsuit against the comedian and Emmy Award-winning actor in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Kanani is seeking damages for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Via The Oregonian:
According to the lawsuit, Kanani claims Williams, six other people, and a “large, aggressive German Shepherd,” met him at an airport hangar around 11 p.m. after they got off a private jet. Williams insisted the dog ride in the passenger’s seat of Kanani’s 2017 GMC Yukon XL Denali.
Kanani, 38, said in the lawsuit that when he told Williams he wasn’t comfortable with the dog sitting up front and told him the pet would have to ride in the back, Williams called him a “piece of (expletive)” and “white trash” and then punched him in the face.
The lawsuit said Williams and his dog chased Kanani as the driver ran to the airport terminal. Kanani got there first and locked the glass door to keep them away from him, the court papers said.
“(Williams) stood on the other side giving (Kanani) menacing and threatening glares for several minutes before he left in another car that had arrived to take (Williams) and his colleagues away,” the lawsuit said. Kanani called 911 and was taken to Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center in Tualatin.
Wali Kanani says he suffered a broken tooth, a cut and swollen face. He also said he now has tinnitus in his ear that caused him to hear ringing.
As of Monday evening, Katt was still detained at the Multnomah County Detention Center.