Dave Chappelle's Alleged Attacker Was "Triggered" By His Jokes About LBGTQ Community And Homeless
Dave Chapelle's alleged attacker Isaiah Lee hopes the comedian "should consider first running his material by people it could affect".
Dave Chappelle's alleged attacker was "triggered" by his jokes.
Chappelle, 48, was attacked by Isaiah Lee, who attempted to tackle him to the ground as he performed as part of the 'Netflix Is A Joke' festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles back in early May and now Lee has explained that he was unhappy with the comedian's jokes about gays, bisexuals and homelessness.
Speaking to the New York Post from the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, Lee, 23, said: "I identify as bisexual … and I wanted him to know what he said was triggering, I wanted him to know that next time, he should consider first running his material by people it could affect,"
Lee explained that as a single father to a five-year-old son, he took offence when the comedian joked about people who live on the streets.
He said: "It's a struggle and I wanted Dave Chappelle to know [homelessness] is not a joke.”
Lee is now facing four misdemeanor charges as a result of altercation — which was caught on video — also told the outlet that security at the event had given him two black eyes when restraining him and broke his arm.
He added: "They spat on me and twisted me as if on purpose."
Lee's comments come just days after it was revealed that he had been charged with attempted murder for an unrelated incident.
Prosecutors alleged that Lee stabbed his roommate during a fight at a transitional housing apartment back in December 2021 and the victim reported the incident to police, identifying Lee as the perpetrator shortly after the incident with Chappelle.
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement obtained by Entertainment Tonight: "As a result of the publicity generated by Mr Chappelle assisted police in solving this crime, the stabbing victim recognised Lee from the coverage of Chappelle’s attack, according to the District Attorney’s statement, and the police used that information to track him down." — BANG SHOWBIZ