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Dave Chappelle’s attacker appears in court to be charged with assault and attempted murder

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Dave Chappelle’s attacker appears in court on a status report for the stage assault and attempted murder arising from the December ‘stabbing’

  • Isaiah Lee, 23, was pictured in court for a court hearing related to his assault on Dave Chappelle’s stage during his set at the Hollywood Bowl
  • He was depicted with his braids in a high ponytail and wearing a sling over what appears to be a plaster cast that extended to some of his fingers
  • The 23-year-old was also charged with stabbing his roommate in December during a ‘transitional program’ generally reserved for the homeless.
  • Lee is expected back in court on July 22 for a preliminary hearing on the attempted murder charges and on August 8 for the Chapelle charges.

The man who assaulted comedian Dave Chappelle appeared in court on a status report for the onstage ambush and separate charges of attempted murder.

Isaiah Lee, 23, was pictured in Los Angeles court on Thursday for a trial related to his assault on Dave Chappelle’s stage during his set at the Hollywood Bowl last month.

He was depicted with his braids in a high ponytail and wearing a sling over what appears to be a plaster cast that extended to some of his fingers.

On May 3, Lee stormed onto the stage in Los Angeles and attempted to tackle Chappelle while carrying a pocketknife attached to a fake replica firearm, in front of a high-profile crowd that included the likes of Elon Musk.

The comedian was able to avoid Lee and was unharmed. Lee was arrested at the scene and taken to hospital with a broken arm.

Isaiah Lee, 23, was pictured in court for a court hearing related to his assault on Dave Chappelle’s stage during his set at the Hollywood Bowl

He was depicted with his braids in a high ponytail and wearing a sling over what appears to be a plaster cast that extended to some of his fingers

He was depicted with his braids in a high ponytail and wearing a sling over what appears to be a plaster cast that extended to some of his fingers

Lee is expected back in court on July 22 for a preliminary hearing on the attempted murder charges and on August 8 for the Chapelle charges.

Lee is expected back in court on July 22 for a preliminary hearing on the attempted murder charges and on August 8 for the Chapelle charges.

His hearing on Thursday continued for a status report to the court.

Lee pleaded not guilty to four charges after the attack — including battery, possession of a weapon with intent to attack, unauthorized access to the stage during a performance, and performing any act that delays the event or interferes with the performer .

Lee also appeared in court for attempted murder.

The 23-year-old was accused of stabbing his roommate in December during a “transitional housing program” generally reserved for the homeless.

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon attributed the publicity surrounding Lee’s attack on Chappelle to helping the victim identify his alleged attacker.

“The publicity generated by the attack on Mr Chappelle has helped police solve this crime,” Gascon said in a statement.

Lee is expected back in court on July 22 for a preliminary hearing on the attempted murder charges and on August 8 for the Chapelle charges.

Lee recently said he attacked Chapelle because he was “triggered” by the comedian’s jokes about gays and homelessness.

Last month, Lee told The New York Post that he was not amused by Chappelle’s account.

“I identify as bisexual and I wanted him to know what he said triggered that,” Lee said from the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles.

Lee had previously reportedly jumped onstage and attempted to attack Dave Chappelle, who was able to evade his attacker and avoid injury.  Lee had a knife and was in a replica rifle

Lee had previously reportedly jumped onstage and attempted to attack Dave Chappelle, who was able to evade his attacker and avoid injury. Lee had a knife and was in a replica rifle

Lee, 23, said last month that he attacked Chappelle because he found his comedy 'triggering'

Lee, 23, said last month that he attacked Chappelle because he found his comedy ‘triggering’

Lee suffered a broken arm after security arrested him and took him off stage

Lee suffered a broken arm after security arrested him and took him off stage

This is the weapon Lee had when he tried to attack Chappelle on stage

This is the weapon Lee had when he tried to attack Chappelle on stage

“I wanted him to know that next time he should consider running his material first through people who could influence it.”

He said he was excited to see Chappelle’s show, which was being taped live for Netflix, but grew increasingly angry about the content.

He had been homeless before and said the jokes made him emotional and upset.

“I am also a single father and my son is five,” Lee told the newspaper.

“It’s a struggle and I wanted to let Dave Chappelle know it’s not a joke.”

He said his breaking point came when another comedian in the show’s lineup made a joke about pedophilia, which Lee said reminisced about being molested when he was 17.

Asked about reports that he suffers from mental health problems, Lee said they were “wrong” and “inaccurate.”

However, his lawyer has said that he is receiving mental health care.

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