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Dave Chappelle’s Attacker Isaiah Lee Charged For Murder

By Chinelo Eze
20 May 2022   |   10:07 am
The individual accused of assaulting comedian Dave Chappelle during a concert in Los Angeles earlier this month has been charged with attempted murder in a separate incident. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Isaiah Lee, 23, is suspected of stabbing his roommate during an argument at a transitional housing unit last December.…

performs onstage at the Hollywood Palladium at Hollywood Palladium on March 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

The individual accused of assaulting comedian Dave Chappelle during a concert in Los Angeles earlier this month has been charged with attempted murder in a separate incident.

According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Isaiah Lee, 23, is suspected of stabbing his roommate during an argument at a transitional housing unit last December.

The district attorney George Gascón, said, “As a result of media reports about the Chappelle case,” a release from the DA’s office states, “the victim recently identified Lee as the person who committed the assault he had previously reported to police. Based on the nature and severity of the December attack, Mr. Lee is now facing felony charges which my office will prosecute.”

According to the police, Chappelle had finished his act and as he was exiting the stage, when a male member of the audience went on the platform and tackled this Chappelle to the ground.

The weapon taken from the suspect, according to police, was a fake handgun with a knife blade attached.
In the Chappelle case, Lee is facing four misdemeanour charges. All charges against him have been dismissed. Lee’s lawyer, Chelsea Padilla, told a judge that he is undergoing mental health treatment from a local nonprofit group.