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Dave Chappelle Reportedly Told Accused Attacker ‘Your Story Will Die With You’ During Backstage Meeting

Click here to read the full article. Isaiah Lee, the 23-year-old accused of attacking Dave Chappelle on stage earlier this month, recalled his backstage meeting with the comedian in a new interview with The New York Post. Lee said Chappelle asked him why he tackled him during a stand-up set at the Hollywood Bowl, to which Lee said, “I told him my mother and grandmother, who fought for his civil rights to be able to speak, would be upset at the things he said.” According to Lee, Chappelle replied, “Now your story will die with you, son.” Lee then noted, “But he’s wrong. I’m...
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Accused Dave Chappelle attacker Isaiah Lee reveals why he tackled comedian

The Los Angeles man accused of attacking Dave Chappelle said he was “triggered” by the comedian’s jokes about the LGBTQ community and homelessness — as he insisted he never wanted to harm the funnyman. In an exclusive jailhouse interview, Isaiah Lee told The Post that Chappelle should be more “sensitive” when it comes to the jokes he cracks. “I identify as bisexual … and I wanted him to know what he said was triggering,” Lee said Saturday at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, dressed in brown jail garb and sporting a sling on his broken right arm. “I wanted him...
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Man suspected of attacking Dave Chappelle onstage says show was 'triggering'

The man who charged Dave Chappelle on stage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles this month said he attacked Chappelle because he found the show's content "triggering." “I identify as bisexual … and I wanted him to know what he said was triggering,” Isaiah Lee told the New York Post from the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles.
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Dave Chappelle Under Fire … Again … For Transphobic Joke

Dave Chappelle is in hot water with the trans community … again!. The comedian made a surprise appearance Friday at fellow comedian John Mulaney’s show in Columbus, Ohio, and apparently cracked a couple jokes about the LGBTQ community that didn’t go over well. After the show many...

Man who attacked Dave Chappelle charged with attempted murder for unrelated stabbing of roommate

The man accused of attacking comedian Dave Chappelle earlier this month has been charged with attempted murder for an unrelated stabbing that took place in December. Isaiah Lee, 23, faces one count of attempted murder, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. He allegedly stabbed his roommate during a fight at a transitional housing […]
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When it comes to Dave Chappelle and his attacker, there are no winners

On May 3, Dave Chappelle was attacked during his performance at the Hollywood Bowl as part of the Netflix is a Joke comedy festival. A 23-year-old named Isaiah Lee rushed the stage, barrelling the comedian over before being detained and beaten up by security. Chappelle didn’t sustain any injuries; Lee had a broken arm and two black eyes when the incident was said and done with. Now, Lee is speaking out from jail about why he made such an ill-advised decision to use violence against the comic: he says he was upset by Chappelle’s comedy about the LGBTQ+ community and homelessness.

Dave Chappelle: Attack suspect claims he was triggered by comedian’s LGBT jokes

The man accused of attacking Dave Chappelle on stage earlier this month (4 May) has said he found the comedian’s jokes about the LGBT community “triggering”.Isaiah Lee was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after tackling Chappelle during his performance for the Netflix is a Joke festival, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.“I identify as bisexual … and I wanted him to know what he said was triggering,” Lee told The New York Post on Saturday (21 May) at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility.“I wanted him to know that next time, he should consider first running his...
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Dave Chappelle Makes More Transphobic Jokes While Opening for John Mulaney

John Mulaney fans were shocked when Dave Chappelle made a surprise appearance to open his stand-up show on Friday night, and many were furious that Chappelle kicked it off with transphobic jokes. Chappelle has come under fire in recent months for making jokes about transgender people. Attendees were surprised that Mulaney agreed to give Chappelle a platform for this kind of divisive rhetoric.