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Dave Chappelle’s Alleged Attacker Charged With Attempted Murder In Unrelated Incident

The charge is related to an altercation Isaiah Lee had with his roommate back in Dec. 2021.

Dave Chappelle’s alleged attacker, who jumped onto the stage while the comedian was performing at the Hollywood Bowl in early May 2022, has been charged with attempted murder in an unrelated 2021 incident.

On Thursday (May 20), according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Isaiah Lee, 23, was charged attempted murder after being accused of stabbing his roomate during an altercation at a transitional housing facility on Dec. 2. Lee pleaded not guilty and remains behind bars with his bail set at $30,000.

He is scheduled for his next hearing related to the attempted murder charge on June 2.

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“The publicity generated by the attack on Mr. Chappelle helped police solve this crime,” said LA County District Attorney George Gascón. “The incident that occurred at the Hollywood Bowl was misdemeanor conduct and rightfully referred to the City Attorney’s Office. Based on the nature and severity of the December attack, Mr. Lee is now facing felony charges which my office will prosecute.”

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In case you missed it, Chappelle was performing stand-up as part of the Netflix Is a Joke comedy festival in Los Angeles on May 3 when a man ran on the stage and tried to tackle the comic. Later identified as Lee, an aspiring rapper by the name NoName__Trapper, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after having a replica handgun that could eject a blade in his possession, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said his office filed charges of battery, possession of a weapon with intent to assault, unauthorized access to the stage area during a performance and commission of an act that delays an event or interferes with a performer.

“This alleged attack has got to have consequences,” Feuer said, in part, in a video posted to his office’s official Twitter account after the charges were filed.

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