Isaiah Lee sentenced for attacking Dave Chappelle on stage

The deranged attacker who tackled comedian Dave Chappelle on stage pleaded no contest to the crime Wednesday and was sentenced to 270 days in prison.

Isaiah Lee, 24, rushed the startled funnyman at a packed Hollywood Bowl appearance in front of stunned spectators on May 3.

Lee, who cops said was carrying a replica gun and a knife, was hit with assault and entering a restricted area charges, according to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

Isaiah Lee was sentenced to 270 days in prison.
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He avoided a felony rap because he didn’t produce the weapons during the attack.

The self-identified bisexual said Chappelle’s controversial material on the LGBTQ+ community had “triggered” him and led to the violence.

“I wanted him to know that, next time, he should consider first running his material by people it could affect,” he said in a jailhouse interview with The Post.

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Lee attacked comedian Dave Chappelle during a show at the Hollywood Bowl in California.
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He also claimed that Will Smith’s infamous slap of Chris Rock at the Oscars inspired him to rush Chappelle at the Los Angeles show.

A no contest plea does not require an admission of guilt but still results in a conviction.

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Chappelle had been performing at a packed Hollywood Bowl when he was attacked.
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Lee is also awaiting trial on a separate attempted murder charge for stabbing his roommate in 2021.


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