Katt Williams wins back custody of daughter

Updated: Dec 12, 2011, 08:47 AM IST

Los Angeles: American rapper Katt Williams has won back the custody of his eight-year-old adopted daughter, according to legal documents.

Katt`s daughter`s nanny allegedly lied to a judge to take her away from him.

A woman called Crystal McGhee went to LA court, seeking sole custody of Katt`s daughter claiming she was the child`s mother, reports tmz.com. Katt failed to show up to fight McGhee`s claim, so the judge granted her request by default on the assumption McGhee was legitimate.

But Katt filed new legal documents in LA County Superior Court claiming McGhee`s nothing but a shameless fraud and a former nanny "with no parental rights," who hasn`t worked with the family for years.

The judge has since overturned the previous order.

It`s unclear what motivated McGhee to seek custody, but Katt`s legal documents suggest it has to do with California State parenting perks i.e. collecting government benefits.

Calls to McGhee were not returned.