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American News May 23, 2022 9:02 PM EST

Dave Chappelle's alleged attacker says he did it because he was 'offended' over trans jokes

"I wanted him to know that next time, he should consider first running his material by people it could affect," added Lee, iterating that it was not his plan to harm Chappelle.

Dave Chappelle's alleged attacker says he did it because he was 'offended' over trans jokes
James Anthony Montreal QC

The man who is accused of attacking Dave Chappelle on stage last month, Isaiah Lee was interviewed from jail, where he stated that he stormed the stage at a Los Angeles show at the Hollywood Bowl because he was "offended" by some of Chappelle's material.

"The man accused of tackling Dave Chappelle during a live show in Los Angeles says he did it because he was offended by his jokes on LGBTQ people. Reporting by @HernandezMJae," tweeted journalist Andy Ngo on Monday:

From the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, Lee told the New York Post: "I identify as bisexual … and I wanted him to know what he said was triggering."

"I wanted him to know that next time, he should consider first running his material by people it could affect," added Lee, iterating that it was not his plan to harm Chappelle.

"I’m also a single dad and my son is five. It’s a struggle and I wanted Dave Chappelle to know it’s not a joke," continued Lee, referring specifically to Chappelle's jokes about the homeless.

Lee mentioned that he was also offended by another joke about pedophilia, but that that particular joke didn't come from Chappelle, but from another comedian who was working the stage previous to Chappelle's appearance.

Lee is now being charged with four separate crimes, all of them being misdemeanors. He was also injured by Chappelle's security in the fight that ensued after he tackled Chappelle that night and tried to run away. The tussle left him with both eyes blackened and a broken arm, which was still reportedly in a sling at the time of the interview.

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