Dave Chappelle's attacker charged with attempted murder

Los Angeles, California - The man who charged on stage during a Dave Chappelle performance at the Hollywood Bowl and attacked the comedian has been charged with attempted murder for a separate incident with his roommate.

Isaiah Lee was treated for injuries suffered after his attack on Dave Chappelle.
Isaiah Lee was treated for injuries suffered after his attack on Dave Chappelle.  © THEODORE NWAJEI via REUTERS

Isaiah Lee has bigger problems to contend with than the misdemeanor charges he clocked up after tackling Dave Chappelle during a live set on May 3.

Per CNN, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is now looking at the 23-year-old in relation to a stabbing that took place last December. Lee allegedly knifed his transitional housing roommate, which prosecutors are treating as an attempted murder.

The DA's office said it was the high-profile attack at the Hollywood Bowl that drew its attention to the suspect, who was also reportedly carrying a replica gun with a knife blade at the time.

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Videos captured shocking moment, as well as the aftermath, as Chappelle's entourage and other performers at the Netflix Is A Joke comedy festival – including actor Jamie Foxx – stormed in to take Lee down. Footage from outside the venue also showed he suffered some serious damage as a result of the pile on.

Lee is currently receiving mental health counselling, according to his lawyer. He is pleading not guilty to the charges.

Cover photo: THEODORE NWAJEI via REUTERS

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