TMZ reports that a Georgia judge ordered the comedian to pay $86,715 to Paul Love, who sued Katt last year for allegedly punching him in the head when Love was ten weeks into recovering from brain surgery. Sources say that the legal victory for Love was easy, since Williams never responded to the suit and was not in court for Wednesday’s trial.
While awarding the damages to the victim, Judge B.E. Roberts III wrote that Williams showed “willful misconduct, malice and an entire want of care.” Along with the $54,000 in punitive damages, Love was awarded $6,500 in medical expenses, $13,000 for pain and suffering and $13,000 for intentional infliction of emotional distress, fright and anxiety.
As you may recall, Williams threw goggles at Love, who worked at a pool supply store, and then went behind the counter and punched Love in the face. The comedian also must pay $215 in court costs.