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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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Majestik    

There has got to be more to this story then what's being told. The security footage came out and clearly shows this young man was assaulted, you don't fire an employee for being assaulted. If they are firing him for the security footage being leaked then I say they need cough up some future paychecks for this young man and Katt Williams needs to cover his lost wages also.
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Nice thing to do, TARGET, just before Christmas? I'll never shop at Target again.

603 days ago
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gutsygirl    

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603 days ago
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jon page    

Yea i worked for Target. Lot people including me got fired for no reason. That is how Target works.

603 days ago
19.

wess    

CONGRATS BLACK COMMUNITY,!!! more domestic violence
im sure Obama will invite him to the white house NOW like he did with the drug dealer JAY-Z ;-)

603 days ago
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dri    

SUE THEM!...BIG STORES LIKE TARGET AND WALMART THINK THEY ARE HITLER AND CAN RUN THEIR COMPANY THAT WAY...SUE EM...YOU WILL WIN BIG ON THIS ONE...BUT WATCH OUT THEY MIGHT BE ADDING CRAP TO YOUR EMPLOYEE RECORD TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE YOU WERE NOT A GOOD EMPLOYEE...HAPPENED BEFORE.

603 days ago
21.

crenity    

WalMart rules!

603 days ago
22.

Kevin    

You need to introduce both of them to your good friend SUE!!!!!!!!!


You WILL get MUCH Shekels!!!!!!!

603 days ago
23.

wess    

ITS GEORGE BUSH'S FAULT

603 days ago
24.

dri    

think ill go into target and slap each employee....that way Target will have no employees...why Target kissing some dumb black mans azz!

603 days ago
25.

EMZ    

"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."

Well, since you're TMZ, it seems like you're in a position to either confirm or deny that statement. Either he actually is the leaker and TMZ didn't want to out him in this article, or TMZ is dumb and should just say it wasn't him.

603 days ago
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Rhubino    

Why even bother calling in security footage when it apparently doesn't amount to beans.

603 days ago
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katedeannn    

i smell an additional lawsuit on the way.

603 days ago
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Melissa    

Boycott Target if they are going to fire an employee because a famous person acts like a jerk. Pretty Messed up!

603 days ago
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Rebecca    

So wrong in so many level. If it were me and I got slapped by a crazy ass like Katt then ended up fired for just standing there, then I would have beaten the crap out of them since I'm gonna get fired anyway. smh sooo Boycotting Target.

603 days ago
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BB not bb    

He is too classy for Target. He could have fought back but he just stood there like he was trying to do his job. I think he will get another even better job. Big corporations like Target don't care about their employees. Target is just another Walmart, and both are a step down from old style discount department stores like Two Guys, Woolworths or K-Mart.


Some of the worders at Walmarts and Targets are very nice people, but the company policy is just anti-human.

603 days ago
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