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Dave Chappelle’s alleged abuser revealed the motivation behind the moment in a recent prison interview.
Isaiah Lee, 23, explained in an interview with the New York Post that Chapelle’s jokes about homelessness and LGBTQ were “triggered” for him.
“I identify as bisexual…and I wanted him to know what he was saying was triggering,” Lee told the outlet.
“I wanted him to know that next time he should first consider getting his material through people it might affect.”
ALLEGED ATTACKER DAVE CHAPPELLE CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER IN UNRELATED CASE
Lee himself has also been homeless.
“I’m also a single dad and my son is 5,” Lee shared. “It’s a struggle and I wanted Dave Chappelle to know it’s not a joke.”
Lee allegedly attacked Chappelle in the middle of his “Netflix Is a Joke” festival on May 3. The suspect was carrying a replica gun with a knife blade inside when he allegedly attacked Chappelle during the Hollywood Bowl, according to police.
Lee was pulled over by security and suffered a broken arm and two black eyes, according to the New York Post.
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A spokesperson for netflix told Fox News Digital, “We care deeply about the safety of creators and we strongly defend the right of stand-up comedians to perform on stage without fear of violence.”
Lee is being held on $30,000 bond. LA City Attorney Mike Feuer charged Lee with four counts: assault, possession of a weapon with the intent to assault, unauthorized access to the stage space during a performance, and committing an act that delays the event or interferes with the performer.
“My office takes protecting public safety very seriously and we will vigorously pursue this matter,” Feuer said in a video.
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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon announced Thursday that Lee had been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed his roommate in December while living in transitional housing.
Lee pleaded not guilty to the charge Thursday and is scheduled to appear before a judge again on June 2 at Department 32 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.