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Dave Chappelle's Attacker Sentenced to 270 Days in Prison

The man who attacked Dave Chappelle while he was on stage performing in May has been sentenced to 270 days in prison.

Chappelle was performing at the “Netflix is a Joke Fest” at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles when the incident occurred.

Isaiah Lee, 24, rushed the stage halfway through the comedian’s set and tackled him.

Security and friends of the comedian quickly grabbed Lee and removed him from the stage.

When police arrested him, they found that he was in possession of a replica gun that ejects a knife.

The attacker claimed that he had been “triggered” by the comedian’s jokes — which are often criticized as being “transphobic” or offensive in other ways.

“I identify as bisexual … and I wanted him to know what he said was triggering,” Lee told the New York Post in an interview from the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles after the incident. “I wanted him to know that next time, he should consider first running his material by people it could affect.”

Lee also claimed that he was inspired by Will Smith slapping Chris Rock during the 94th Academy Awards.

On Thursday, Lee pleaded “no contest” to charges stemming from the attack — which allows a conviction without an admission of guilt.

Lee is also awaiting trial on a separate attempted murder charge for stabbing his roommate in 2021, according to the Post.


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