The attack on Dave Chappelle has generated a stir in the industry. The recent incidents with Chappelle and Chris Rock raised security concerns. However, Dave Chappelle’s assailant was charged with multiple crimes, including possession of a weapon with the intent to assault.
Although Dave Chappelle’s assailant evaded felony charges, TMZ reports the L.A. City Attorney has thrown the book at him. Isaiah Lee has been charged with battery, assault with a weapon, unlawful entrance to the stage area during a performance, and commission of an act that delays the event or interferes with the artist by City Attorney Mike Feuer. These are all minor offenses, and the penalties are much less severe than a felony conviction.
The 23-year-old could face jail time, but because of overcrowding, COVID, and other factors, he’s unlikely to serve much, if any, time. The case was quickly dismissed by L.A. District Attorney George Gascón, who said Lee’s actions did not amount to a criminal. When looking at the four accusations brought by the City Attorney, it appeared that he has a different perspective on the severity of the offense.
“My office takes protecting public safety extremely seriously,” City Attorney Feuer said indirectly slamming Gascón. Lee faces a maximum term of 18 months in county jail and/or a $4,000 fine if convicted. According to TMZ, the LAPD is furious that Gascón dismissed the case and referred it to the City Attorney.
Since taking office, Gascón has sparked controversy by dismissing many cases that were previously tried. Of course, everyone has been asking how Lee, or anyone else, managed to get a weapon inside the Hollywood Bowl. Finally, a venue spokesman spoke out.
“Reviewing our existing procedures both internally and with the assistance of outside experts so we can continue to provide a safe and secure environment.”
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