The comedian faces a single battery charge following an altercation in a hotel with one of his female employees

By Chris Harris
July 25, 2016 02:15 PM
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Comedian Katt Williams was arrested Sunday morning in a Los Angeles hotel on a single battery charge for allegedly assaulting a woman who works for him, PEOPLE confirms.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesman tells PEOPLE Williams was detained just before 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Sherman Oaks.

“Officers arrived and met with the female victim, who told them she’d been assaulted by her employer, Mr. Williams,” the police spokesman says.

Police would not discuss the victim’s job title.

Court records show Williams, 44, is being held on $20,000 bail following Sunday’s arrest for battery.

Police say the victim said Williams had punched her, leaving visible injuries.

Williams has been arrested multiple times this year.

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In March, he was arrested after allegedly getting into a fight with a 17-year-old in Gainesville, Georgia. In a separate incident, he was also detained in Georgia for allegedly punching a store clerk.

Then in April, he was detained for allegedly throwing a salt shaker at a Waffle House employee in Atlanta. He was also arrested for allegedly threatening his bodyguard’s life.

Williams, who was born Micah Sierra Williams, faced felony robbery charges in September 2014 after he and hip-hop mogul Suge Knight were accused of stealing a camera from a paparazzo. He is still awaiting trial on that charge.

Williams has yet to enter a plea on this latest criminal charge, but had pleaded not guilty to the previously-lodged counts.