Man charged in Dave Chappelle attack also charged with stabbing roommate


A man accused of attacking comedian Dave Chappelle on stage was also charged with the attempted murder of a roommate months earlier, authorities said Thursday.

Isaiah Lee, 23, has pleaded not guilty to the December stabbing that occurred during a fight at a Los Angeles halfway house, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.

Publicity following the Chappelle incident helped identify and arrest Lee in the earlier attack, prosecutors said.

A message left at the county public defender’s office seeking comment from an attorney for Lee was not immediately returned.

Lee was arrested on May 3 after allegedly rushing the stage and tackling Chappelle during his stand-up at the Hollywood Bowl.

He was carrying a replica handgun with a large blade extending from it, similar to a pocket knife, according to police, who released a photo of the weapon.

Chappelle was uninjured and completed the show which was part of the Netflix is ​​a joke comedy party.

Lee pleaded not guilty to counts of assault and battery, possession of a deadly weapon with intent to assault and two counts related to interfering with a public event. He has remained incarcerated since the attack.

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