Isaiah Leeit’s the name of by Dave Chappelle attacker who tackled him during his comedy at the Hollywood Bowl a few days ago. Initially, the comedian’s security detail beat him to death and even dislocated his arm. Chappelle declined to make this incident any bigger than it already was because the focus had to be on the “Netflix is a joke” festival.
The best comedians from around the world come together in this massive festival to celebrate the art form and Dave wasn’t going to let that overshadow the event. However, his lawyers have brought charges which have so far been dismissed. Ultimately, this sets a precedent for anyone wanting to assault someone on stage while they’re working without any consequences.
Chappelle’s attorney, Gabriel Colwell, spoke to the folks at the New York Post about what’s going on with this case which is completely ignored as such. Isaiah Lee committed a crime and he should be charged, specifically for carrying a gun that looked like it could definitely kill someone.
In the footage made public, it appears that Lee had a model gun that also turned into a knife and it was the weapon he had on him when he attacked Dave. Colwell still can’t figure out that prosecutor George Gascon is refusing to prosecute Lee with felony charges, only with a misdemeanor.
What did Colwell say about Chappelle’s attacker?
Here is what Colwell said: “It is a travesty of justice that DA [George] Gascn refuses to prosecute this case as a crime. The city attorney, who filed the case, is doing his job, but DA Gascn should also do his job and charge this with a felony. It was a violent assault that was perpetrated against an unsuspecting entertainer while performing in front of thousands of people at the historic Hollywood Bowl.
“The idea that [Lee] had a deadly weapon on him – a replica handgun with a knife attached – this is a violent assault. LA artists need to know that it is a legal system that will protect them. There is no doubt here that when a person is violently assaulted by another in possession of a deadly weapon, it should be charged as a crime.”