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Dave Chappelle attacker charged with 4 misdemeanors after on-stage deal with – Nationwide

Dave Chappelle attacker charged with 4 misdemeanors after on-stage deal with – Nationwide

The person accused of attacking American comic Dave Chappelle on the Hollywood Bowl throughout a Netflix competition Tuesday night time has been charged with 4 misdemeanors.

Although the alleged assailant, Isaiah Lee, 23, was initially charged with felony assault with a lethal weapon, prosecutors have now dropped this cost.

Lee can be charged with a number of misdemeanors together with battery and possession of a weapon with intent to assault. Two different misdemeanor fees associated to interfering with a reside efficiency (gaining unauthorized entry to the stage space throughout a efficiency and fee of an act that delays an occasion or interferes with a performer) have additionally been filed towards Lee.

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The incident occurred when a person armed with a duplicate gun attacked Chappelle, 48, on stage whereas he was ending his stand-up set on the Netflix Is a Joke comedy competition.

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A number of movies had been shared on-line displaying the attacker dashing the stage and tackling Chappelle. The comic fell to the ground as a number of theatregoers rushed to assist.

Based on the LAPD, the duplicate gun that Lee was carrying is ready to eject a knife blade “whenever you discharge it appropriately,” but it surely’s unclear if the weapon was used within the assault.

Chappelle was unhurt and completed his efficiency after the incident.

Lee was detained by the venue’s safety workforce and brought to the hospital to be handled for “superficial accidents,” the LAPD mentioned. He was attending Chappelle’s present as a member of the viewers.

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Los Angeles Metropolis Lawyer Mike Feuer launched a press release saying “this alleged assault has bought to have penalties.”

Feuer’s workplace filed the misdemeanor fees towards Lee.

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“What ought to have been a night of laughter on the Hollywood Bowl this previous Tuesday night time was immediately interrupted when suspect Isaiah Lee allegedly charged on to the stage and tackled comic Dave Chappelle,” Feuer mentioned.

A consultant for Chappelle offered a press release in regards to the assault on Thursday.

“As unlucky and unsettling because the incident was, Chappelle went on with the present,” mentioned Carla Sims, Chappelle’s consultant, in a press release to CNN. “Jamie Foxx and Chris Rock helped calm the gang with humor earlier than Chappelle launched the final and featured musical visitors for the night.”

— With information from International Information’ Kathryn Mannie 

© 2022 International Information, a division of Corus Leisure Inc.

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