As TGP’s Kristinn Taylor reported, Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage Tuesday night during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles at the Netflix Is a Joke Fest. A man rushed the stage and lunged at Chappelle in an effort to take him down.
According to TMZ, the attacker was armed with a replica handgun with a knife attached.
weapon used by Chappelle attacker
“Law enforcement tells TMZ, the attacker actually pointed the gun at Chapelle as he rushed him. We’re told the gun was not real, it was a replica of a semi-automatic. It also weirdly had a knife attached to the gun…We’re told Dave was ok but the attacker was injured and taken by stretcher to an ambulance. We’re told he’s currently in the hospital. LAPD sources tell us, the man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.”
Marxist LA District Attorney George Gascón already announced his office will not bring felony charges against Chappelle’s attacker.
on Friday Chappelle’s attacker pleaded not guilty to the four misdemeanor charges.
The man accused in the attack on comedian Dave Chappelle onstage at the Hollywood Bowl has pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanor charges.
Isaiah Lee is accused 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 the event or interferes with the performer.
Lee remains jailed on $30,000 bail but the judge ordered him to stay 100 yards away from Chappelle if released.
When they arrested the 23-year old Lee, the LA Police Department filed a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, a felony. They allege he had been in the audience, jumped on stage with what turned out to be a replica handgun with a knife blade attached, and tackled Chappelle.