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Dave Chappelle ‘attacker’ Isaiah Lee was hit on attempted murder for ‘stabbing a roommate’

THE man who attacked Dave Chappelle on stage earlier this month has now been charged with attempted murder over a stabbing in December.

Los Angeles prosecutors announced Thursday that Isaiah Lee, 23, has been charged with attempted murder.

Isaiah Lee, who is accused of assaulting Dave Chappelle during a performance, was charged with attempted murder on Thursday

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Isaiah Lee, who is accused of assaulting Dave Chappelle during a performance, was charged with attempted murder on ThursdayPhoto credit: Shutterstock

Lee allegedly stabbed his roommate during an argument on December 2, 2021.

Lee identified the victim after the numerous reports when the aspiring rapper accused Chappelle on May 3.

Lee pleaded not guilty Thursday and is scheduled to return to court on June 2.

He was accused of running onto the stage and assaulting the comedian during Chappelle’s performance for the Netflix is ​​a Joke comedy festival at the Hollywood Bowl.

Lee was in possession of a fake gun with a real knife attached.

For that incident, Lee was charged with assault, possession of a weapon with intent to attack, gaining unauthorized access to the stage area during a performance, and committing an act that delays the event or disturbs the performer.

He also pleaded not guilty.

“The publicity generated by the attack on Mr. Chappelle helped police solve this crime,” District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement.

“The incident that occurred at the Hollywood Bowl was a misdemeanor and was properly referred to the prosecutor. Due to the nature and seriousness of the attack in December, Mr. Lee now faces criminal charges, which my office will prosecute.”

The stabbing case is still under investigation, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Chris Barrese

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