Attacker Dave Chappelle was sentenced to 270 days in jail after the rush stage of the Netflix festival
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The man who attacked Dave Chappelle on stage during his Netflix Is a Joke Festival show in May has been sentenced.
Isaiah Lee has been sentenced to 270 days in jail after pleading no contest to one count of misdemeanor and one count of entering a restricted area during a live event, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office confirmed to PEOPLE.
A judge previously denied Lee’s attorney, Deputy District Attorney Chelsea Padilla, a request to participate in a mental health diversion program, which could have resulted in charges being dropped, according to Los Angeles Times.
Padilla did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
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Lee, 24, currently remains behind bars after being charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his roommate in December 2021.
Charges were filed by Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon in May, according to a press release.
Officials said Lee was charged after he stabbed his roommate during a fight in a move-in apartment on December 2, 2021. Because of the amount of media attention generated by the alleged attack on Chappelle, “the victim recently identified Lee as the person who committed the assault he reported to police from Before “.
“The publicity generated by the attack on Mr. Chapelle helped the police solve this crime,” said Gascon. “The incident at the Hollywood Bowl was misdemeanor conduct and has been properly referred to the city attorney’s office. Based on the nature and severity of the December attack, Mr. Lee now faces criminal charges that my office will prosecute.”
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PEOPLE confirmed that during a set performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in May, Chappelle, 48, fell to the floor after a man in a black blazer lunged onto the stage. The attacker, later identified by police as Lee, then attempted to flee but was stopped by security guards and members of Chappelle’s team.
In the aftermath of the attack, several other people began working to help Chappelle, including Chris Rock, who had performed earlier in the night. An eyewitness told People that Jamie Foxx also jumped onto the stage and “got into the fight.”
Police initially said Lee would be charged with assault with a deadly weapon — he was allegedly carrying a “replica pistol cutting knife” — a felony, but on May 5, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office issued a statement to People saying, in part, The office has “referred the case to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office for consideration of a misdemeanor claim.”
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Hours after the case was transferred, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Foer announced new charges against Lee. “The suspect allegedly carried a gun,” Foer said of the “replica of a gun with a knife.”
He added, “This alleged attack must have consequences, and this afternoon, my office filed charges of battery, possession of a weapon with intent to assault, and charges of interference with a performance.”
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