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Katt Williams Slap Victim

Target FIRED ME

Over the Incident

12/4/2012 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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11:22 AM PT -- A Target spokesperson confirms Forrest has been fired from the store ... but explains, "His departure was unrelated to the video footage that has appeared online."

The rep adds, "Out of respect for the privacy of this individual, we cannot discuss the reasons for his departure."

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The Target employee who was PIMP SLAPPED in the face by Katt Williams says he's been FIRED from his job ...even though HE was the one who was attacked.

TMZ broke the story ... Forrest Liebenberg was having a calm conversation with the comic in the Northern California store when Katt slapped him in the face for no apparent reason.  Liebenberg didn't strike back ... instead he pulled out his phone and called for help.

After the incident, Forrest told CBS13 he'd been terminated from his job with no explanation -- saying, “They weren’t very clear, but it is obvious to me that it was based on this incident.”

He added, "Maybe I was a little uninformed about how seriously the situation was with Target, but obviously it is pretty serious."

Forrest says he doesn't know if Target believes he's the person who leaked the security footage to TMZ. He also claims he is NOT the leaker.

We reached out to Target for comment -- so far, radio silence.

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Mike Jones    

Gloria Allred Time!!!!!

502 days ago
137.

ROTTIE    

Wonder what he actually said to Katt. Hard to imagine that Katt slapped his ass for just no damn reason - wonder WHAT'S MISSING from this story.

502 days ago
138.

Travis    

I fire his ass too. No one goes around slapping people for no reason.

502 days ago
139.

Rob    

Its obvious that kitty has a bigger than normal ego since he is a successful comedian to walk up to people in public and assault them. I don't know how he did it but I would have physically humiliated kitty in public. He needs to be checked and public would have been the place.

502 days ago
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Deborah    

That's just pure fricking uncalled for. You NEVER NEVER EVER strike another person. Katt, shame on you. You should know better. What would your Mother say?

502 days ago
141.

SDR    

Why would Target fire Elijah Wood? That's so messed up.

502 days ago
142.

blaze    

first sue target, then sue her , get you lots of money. don t talk to the media, go to atty, make her pay

502 days ago
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kim    

This boy knew Katt was a celebrity. He was looking for fame and money. Target knew their employee was a trouble maker and that is why they fired him. Katt unfortunately lost his cool and was trapped by this rat. Now he is paying for it! Poor Katt.

502 days ago
144.

R. Kelly    

who cares if he released the footage or not., SUE SUE SUE TARGET AND THAT LOSER KATT and while your at it SUE Lindsay fire crotch Lohan im tired of her.

502 days ago
145.

Mike    

All I have to say are two words. Gloria Allred call her and f target.... time to get paid.

502 days ago
146.

leila12    

**** Sue Target and that douche comedian

502 days ago
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heidi4498    

Kate is a douche. She willingly destroys a marriage and now some poor guys job. Major douche.....she just helped to ruin target now and start Iberia boycott which is much deserved on target. HOPE THEY START A BOYCOTT TARGET FACEBOOK PAGE TOO!

502 days ago
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PLEASE READ    

THIS IS A VERY IMPORANT MATTER
PLEASE READ!!!
HELP BOYCOTT TARGET
To anyone and everyone who promotes the mitigation of unjustified behavior and treatment:
On November 25th, our dear friend Forrest Liebenberg was physically assaulted at his workplace and I feel the need to bring this story to everyone’s attention.
While working at the Woodland Target, Forrest was PUNCHED (not slapped as many claim) in the face by stand-up “comedian”, Katt Williams. In the official press release by CBS13, the altercation between Forrest and Katt had to do with Forrest’s PERSONAL motorcycle helmet which Katt was trying to purchase. Forrest states that Katt was insulting him because he had to think of whether to sell HIS helmet or not. In the LEAKED video, the two men are caught exchanging words and as Forrest turns away, Katt goes on with his assault. As many are wondering, there were NO significant incidents regarding the two before this footage was taken. Forrest handled the situation very professionally as he is seen calling for help IMMEDIATLEY after the situation. There is now a warrant out for Katt’s arrest but Katt is not the only one who is wrong here. FORREST WAS FIRED DAYS AFTER THIS INCIDENT OCCURRED.
Target Corporate has explained:
The team member involved in this incident is no longer a Target team member. Out of respect for the privacy of this individual, we cannot discuss the reasons for his departure. However, we can confirm that his departure was unrelated to the video footage that has appeared online. At Target, the safety and security of our guests and team members is a top priority. We take this incident very seriously and are continuing to partner with law enforcement.
Although Target has claimed not to have terminated Forrest as an employee because of what happened on November 25th, IT IS NO COINCEDENT that he was fired within DAYS after the situation. Forrest could not have handled the incident any better than way he chose to. Expecting Forrest execute what he did in a more professional manner would be ridiculous. Now Forrest is left unemployed BY TARGET for being assaulted AT TARGET for no reason at all. Forrest is a true friend and brother of mine and I feel that spreading the word about the actions which TARGET has taken regarding this situation is important. TARGET has been way out of line in choosing how to deal with Forrest. The parties that have taken action against Forrest NEED TO BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE. Target does not care about the treatment of their employees and capitalizes on that by beating them while they are down. Help boycott Target by discontinuing your business with them. Shopping at the horribly managed store will only encourage such terrible conduct by higher ups. This type of treatment to employees NOT ONLY AT TARGET but at corporations across the world needs to be put to a stop so let us make an example out of this sorry excuse for a business AND DO NOT STOP UNTILL FORREST SEES JUSTICE. Please also share this post to all your friends and families. Everyone should know about Target’s corrupt organization.
Read the entire story here: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/12/03/tmz-com-katt-williams-slaps-woodland-target-store-employee/

502 days ago
149.

Chicodre    

Fu

502 days ago
150.

Chicodre    

I used to work for sorry Target and they are the worst company ever. I got set up one time by an employee that went to security and said that I was stealing electronics from the back. So they had a cop interrogate me with no manager

502 days ago
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