Isaiah Lee, the man accused of assaulting comedian Dave Chappelle on stage at the Hollywood Bowl on May 3, has had a $30,000 bail reduction request denied.
Lee, 23, had a hearing in a Los Angeles court on Tuesday, according to KABC. Lee previously pleaded not guilty to the assault. Lee’s attorney asked Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Armenui Amy Ashvanian for the reduction so Lee could be released from prison, but the request was denied.
Chappelle performed as part of the Netflix is a joke festival when Lee allegedly stormed the stage with a fake handgun with a knife attached. photos & Video by Lee, who was badly beaten after the attack, were widely circulated.
LA City Attorney Mike Feuer charged him with four misdemeanors: battery, possession of a weapon with intent to attack, unauthorized access to the stage area during a performance, and committing an act that delays the event or disrupts the performer.
“My office takes protecting public safety very seriously and we will be actively pursuing this case,” Feuer said FoxNews.
Feuer took over the case after Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón declined to plead felony charges.
“After reviewing the evidence, prosecutors determined that while criminal conduct was involved, the evidence presented did not constitute criminal conduct. The District Attorney’s Office does not prosecute any misdemeanor within the City of Los Angeles,” a Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said in a statement to Fox News.
When paying his bail, Lee must remain at least 100 yards from Chappelle and the Hollywood Bowl at all times.
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