Isaiah Lee, the man accused of assaulting Dave Chappelle during an independent gig, has been charged in a separate case with attempted murder.
On Thursday (May 19), Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon announced his office had filed a murder charge against Lee, 23, for allegedly stabbing his roommate at a hotel. transitional apartment during a scuffle on December 2.
According to police, the publicity that arose from the Chappelle attack at the Hollywood Bowl on May 3 helped identify the victim of Lee’s fatal stabbing.
In a statement, Gascon said: “The publicity generated by the Chappelle attack has helped police tackle this crime. The Hollywood Bowl incident was a misdemeanor and was legally referred to the City Attorney’s Office.
“Based on the nature and severity of the December attack, Mr. Lee is currently facing felony charges that my office will prosecute.”
Lee has pleaded not guilty to the charge of attempted murder.
During the alleged assault on Chappelle, Lee was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. According to the LAPD, the suspect was carrying a replica gun and a blade similar to a pocket knife.
On May 12, the LA County District Attorney’s Office announced that it had declined to pursue felony charges, with Lee facing four misdemeanor charges.
Chappelle recently joked about the attack in a movie he starred with comedian Chris Rock, following his change of heart with Will Smith at the Oscars.
Meanwhile, Netflix has confirmed Chappelle’s Hollywood Bowl movie will not air on the streaming platform.
The streaming giant has clarified with The Hollywood Reporter that the omission was not due to the attack, but rather that Chappelle had her own camera and that Netflix had no plans to air the footage.
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