Ashima Franklin is suing the Norbit star for allegedly assaulting her on separate occasions. According to TMZ.com, Williams struck Franklin in face in 2012 and he and two other women reportedly attacked her again earlier this year (16), while they were on tour together. The most recent attack allegedly left Franklin with injuries to her face, chest, arms and legs.

In the lawsuit, Franklin also claims Williams blocked her from leaving and insulted her by bragging about having "million dollar b**ches..." and asking, "Why am I sitting here with this hillbilly, Alabama, backwoods a** three dollar p**sy b**ch?"

Franklin also alleges Williams threw hot food in her face and questioned her right to eat.

She is seeking at least $3 million (GBP2.3 million).

The comedian is facing a slew of legal issues and lawsuits and the current case comes weeks after he was sued by former assistant Angelina Triplett-Hill earlier this month (Aug16) for allegedly attacking her.

He was also recently charged with misdemeanour battery after allegedly attacking a female restaurant employee in Studio City, California last month (Jul16).

Williams has also been ordered to stand trial for a robbery relating to a 2014 altercation with a paparazzo. The troubled star and incarcerated rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight stand accused of attempting to snatch Leslie Redden's camera during an incident outside a recording studio in Beverly Hills, California in 2014. On Tuesday (30Aug16), the case was postponed until next year (17).