Veteran journalist and native New Yorker Ann Brown has been living in Praia, Cape Verde since 2010, but it hasn’t deterred her from covering current urban news and staying on the pulse of urban entertainment. Brown has displayed her savvy reporter instinct once again, recently uncovering and revealing intriguing insights behind the saga of comedian Katt Williams. The embattled comic has been top gossip fodder with his trail of numerous arrests and seemingly erratic behavior for several weeks now. Brown scooped an exclusive interview with Williams’ former personal assistant, Brooks Jackson Colyar. In a story that is truly befitting of Women’s History Month, Colyar reveals to Brown how Williams saved her life after her devastating divorce from an almost 30-year marriage with comedian Michael Colyar.
Ann Brown details the compelling conversation with Brooks Jackson Colyar in Parlé and Madame Noire magazines, with each interview revealing varying details of Brooks’ work relationship with Williams, spanning almost three years. Brooks worked for Williams from 2012 to 2015, a time period that reflected stability and growth in the comic’s career. Brooks notes that the comedian employed her when she felt destitute. After having managed her ex-husband’s career and being lulled into a sense of false security and happiness during their relationship, she found herself suffering from depression and unemployment. The interview is a compassionate one, revealing the supportive and shadow roles women often quietly orchestrate behind the scenes of public figure men.
“Brooks is a very private person,” notes Brown. “She had never done any interviews or really spoke publicly about her divorce from Colyar or her work relationship with Katt Williams. I found her to be a very intelligent and articulate businesswoman. Her concern and love for Katt Williams speaks volumes about his character, his genius and his current predicament. The interview adds a valued dimension to a hot topic that has been surrounded with sensationalism. Brooks provided a really humane perspective to the Katt Williams conversation.” Read More…
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