The comedian was sued by Merion Joseph Powers, who claims Williams refused to settle his $28,000 bill at a studio in Atlanta.
According to Powers, Williams tried to intimidate him by coming to the studio with an attack dog and giving it a “verbal attack signal” to assault Powers’ dog. The victimized pet suffered “substantial and nearly life-threatening injuries.”
At a later date, Powers and Williams met at a hotel to discuss the incident. Powers claims Williams used the dogs and bodyguards to again intimidate him into not pressing charges.
Now a judge has ruled that Williams must pay Powers $577,929.