A judge dismissed a paparazzo’s battery lawsuit against former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight and comedian-actor Micah “Katt” Williams after the plaintiff failed to take certain legal steps in pursuit of her case, court papers obtained Wednesday show.
Los Angeles Superior Court Daniel M. Crowley’s Sept. 2 ruling in Leslie Redden’s lawsuit was made “without prejudice,” meaning she is not barred from resuming with the case with a proper explanation to the judge. Redden did not appear at the proceeding or communicate with the court, according to a minute order prepared by Crowley’s clerk.
Crowley found that Redden did not file a default judgment against Knight and failed to request to start the default process against Williams.
Redden filed her suit in June 2015. She alleged that on Sept. 5, 2014, Knight accused her of taking photographs of his son outside FilmOn Studios on Canon Drive in Beverly Hills, yelled an epithet and advanced toward her.
Redden alleged Knight threatened her with violence. She also maintained that Williams and an unidentified woman knocked her to the ground and pulled her camera from her neck while telling her to delete any photos she took.
The plaintiff alleges she did not take any photos and that an eyewitness who worked at a nearby restaurant told Williams and the woman to stop their attack, which left Redden with a concussion and injuries to both hands.
Knight, 55, was sentenced to 28 years in prison in October 2018 for running over and killing former rap music label owner Terry Carter in 2015 on the set of the film “Straight Outta Compton.”