Dave Chappelle was attacked during a recent comedy set at the Hollywood Bowl. The shocking incident surprised many, with many comics calling for strict actions against the attacker. However, despite the outcries from several figures from the industry, L.A.’s District Attorney just rejected felony prosecution and one famous comedian worries the decision could lead to more violent, even fatal encounters.
TMZ reports, Heather McDonald is outraged Chappelle’s attacker, 23-year-old Isaiah Lee, won’t be charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon. McDonald blames L.A. County District Attorney, George Gascón, whom she believes should be recalled.
Gascón has faced heavy criticism and has butted heads with the LAPD for his lax punishments and low bond figures for criminals. Sources at LAPD told the outlet that they’re outraged by the decision to kick the case to the L.A. City Attorney for misdemeanor prosecution. Meanwhile, Heather shared with the outlet that she feels she’ll have to take show security into her own hands to protect her from Chappelle copycats.
The comedian is offering free VIP tickets to cops who will enjoy the show and offer a measure of protection. Heather said, “Unlike, Dave Chappelle, I travel alone and do not have private security or ten strapping male friends hanging out backstage when I perform.”
For what it’s worth, she says she’ll be voting for L.A. Mayor candidate Rick Caruso in the upcoming election. Caruso has promised to be tough on crime. It should be noted, even if he gets elected, he has no power over the D.A. Stay tuned to Thirsty for future updates.
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