Dave Chappelle ‘Attacker’ Charged W/ Attempted Murder For Allegedly Stabbing Roommate Last Year
District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement:
“The publicity generated by the attack on Mr. Chappelle helped police solve this crime. 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.”
Reportedly, the attacker was carrying a plastic replica gun containing a knife. The man was removed in an ambulance with a broken arm and swollen face after security subdued him. Police arrested the suspect hours later for assault with a deadly weapon. According to Isaiah Lee’s brother, he is homeless and struggles with mental illness.
Dave Chappelle was attacked by a man who rushed the stage during comedian's performance at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Chappelle and the man tussled on the stage floor before the man ran away behind a screen on stage. Security staff surrounded and tackled the man. ? @abc7la pic.twitter.com/xGB6DcFLKK
— theJasmineBRAND (@thejasminebrand) May 4, 2022
An arrest has been made in an incident where a comedian was attacked while on stage at the Hollywood Bowl. Isaiah Lee was charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon and bail is set at $30,000.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) May 4, 2022
Isaiah Lee’s s pretrial date for the Dave Chappelle incident is set for Friday (May 20). He is scheduled to make his next court appearance regarding the attempted murder on June 2.