Man who attacked Dave Chappelle now charged with attempted murder in a December stabbing

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Thursday, May 19, 2022
Dave Chappelle attack suspect ordered to stay away from comedian
Isaiah Lee, the suspect in the on-stage attack on Dave Chappelle, was ordered to stay away from the comedian and the Hollywood Bowl as he entered a not-guilty plea on Friday.

LOS ANGELES -- The man who attacked comedian Dave Chapelle at the Hollywood Bowl is now charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his roommate back in December.

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Isaiah Lee, 24, faces one count of attempted murder, the district attorney's office announced Thursday.

Lee is accused of allegedly stabbing his roommate on Dec. 2, 2021 during a fight at a transitional housing apartment, officials said.

Earlier this month, the district attorney's office referred a misdemeanor assault case involving Lee to the L.A. City Attorney's Office for the on-stage incident involving Chappelle at the Hollywood Bowl.

"The publicity generated by the attack on Mr. Chappelle helped police solve this crime," said District Attorney George Gascón in a statement Thursday. "The incident that occurred at the Hollywood Bowl was misdemeanor conduct and rightfully referred to the City Attorney's Office. Based on the nature and severity of the December attack, Mr. Lee is now facing felony charges which my office will prosecute."

Lee pleaded not guilty to the charge and is scheduled to return to court on June 2.