The man who pushed Dave Chapelle onto the stage while he was in custody has accused him of attempted murder for stabbing his roommate

A man charged with assaulting comedian Dave Chappelle on stage has now been charged with the attempted murder of a roommate months ago and is being held in custody.

Isaiah Lee, 23, has pleaded not guilty to the December 2021 stabbing that occurred during a fight at a transitional housing facility in Los Angeles, LA County Attorneys said.

On Friday, Lee appeared before Judge James R. Dabney of Los Angeles Superior Court at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center for the attempted murder of his former roommate, Dijon Washington.

Isaiah Lee, 23, has now been charged with the attempted murder of a roommate in December 2021 and has been remanded in custody

Isaiah Lee, 23, has now been charged with the attempted murder of a roommate in December 2021 and has been remanded in custody

Lee pleaded not guilty to the December 2021 stabbing, which took place during a fight at a Los Angeles transitional housing facility normally reserved for the homeless

Lee pleaded not guilty to the December 2021 stabbing, which took place during a fight at a Los Angeles transitional housing facility normally reserved for the homeless

Lee wore prison garb consisting of a yellow t-shirt and blue pants. His hands were tied behind his back

During the court hearing, Judge Dabney adjourned the case until November 1.

Washington said at a stabbing hearing earlier this month that Lee had become increasingly unpredictable in the months leading up to the Chappelle attack.

Lee wrote strange notes at her transitional facility, bragging about marijuana use and insulting Washington’s dead brother.

“He said, ‘I smoke on your brother,’ and bragged about how much money he made — whatever he did — how much weed he smoked,” Washington testified.

On Friday, Lee appeared before Judge James R. Dabney of Los Angeles Superior Court at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center for the attempted murder of his former roommate, Dijon Washington

On Friday, Lee appeared before Judge James R. Dabney of Los Angeles Superior Court at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center for the attempted murder of his former roommate, Dijon Washington

Lee wore prison garb consisting of a yellow t-shirt and blue pants. His hands were tied behind his back

Lee wore prison garb consisting of a yellow t-shirt and blue pants. His hands were tied behind his back

“It didn’t make any sense to me. He knew my brother had died a few months earlier. It was disrespectful,” the roommate added.

Tensions rose until December 2 last year, when Washington laughed at Lee’s notes.

“What the hell are you looking at?” Lee asked him before storming into Washington.

“We started fighting and I got stabbed,” Washington testified.

Lee then fled the house.

Lee was originally arrested on May 3 after he allegedly stormed onto the stage and assaulted Chappelle during his stand-up set at the Hollywood Bowl.

Lee is accused of storming the Hollywood Bowl stage with a folding knife on May 3 and attempting to attack Chappelle in front of an audience

Lee is accused of storming the Hollywood Bowl stage with a folding knife on May 3 and attempting to attack Chappelle in front of an audience

Lee had previously allegedly jumped onto the stage and attempted to attack Dave Chappelle, who was able to dodge his attacker and avoid injury. Lee had a knife and a replica gun with him

Lee had previously allegedly jumped onto the stage and attempted to attack Dave Chappelle, who was able to dodge his attacker and avoid injury. Lee had a knife and a replica gun with him

The publicity that followed the Chappelle incident helped lead to Lee’s identification and arrest in the previous attack on his roommate, prosecutors said.

According to police, who released a photo of the weapon, he was carrying a replica pistol with a large blade that could be folded out much like a pocket knife.

Chappelle was unharmed and finished the show, which was part of the Netflix Is a Joke comedy festival.

People who were in the wings of the stage, including actor Jamie Foxx and rapper Busta Rhymes, rushed onto the stage to try to help Chappelle.

The comedian dodged the attack and was not injured, but was clearly caught off guard by the ambush.

Security forces pursued and overpowered Lee, who was arrested and taken away in an ambulance after the scuffle with a broken arm.

Lee pleaded not guilty to charges of battery misdemeanor, possession of a deadly weapon with intent to attack, and two counts related to disrupting a public event. He has been detained since the attack.

Security forces pursued and overpowered Lee, who was arrested and taken away in an ambulance after the scuffle with a broken arm

Security forces pursued and overpowered Lee, who was arrested and taken away in an ambulance after the scuffle with a broken arm

The alleged assailant is accused of going after Chappelle with this replica handgun, which contains a large blade folded out much like a pocket knife

The alleged assailant is accused of going after Chappelle with this replica handgun, which contains a large blade folded out much like a pocket knife

He was charged with four misdemeanors, including assault, possession of a weapon with intent to attack, gaining unauthorized access to the stage area during a performance, and committing an act that delays the event or disturbs the performer.

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

In a prison interview about the Hollywood Bowl incident, he said he was not amused by Chappelle’s brand of humor and that he attacked the comic for being “triggered” by his jokes about gays and homelessness.

“I identify as bisexual and I wanted him to know what he calls a trigger,” said Lee, from Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, where he is being held.

“I wanted him to know that next time, he should first consider letting his material run by people who might be affected.”

Lee said he was excited to see Chappelle’s show being taped live for Netflix but had become increasingly angry at the content.

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

“I’m also a single dad and my son is five,” Lee added.

“It’s a fight and I wanted Dave Chappelle to know it wasn’t a joke.”

He said his turning point came when another comedian in the show’s cast made a joke about pedophilia, which Lee said brings back memories of being molested when he was 17.

When asked about reports that he suffered from mental health issues, Lee said they were “false” and “inaccurate.”

However, his attorney has said he is receiving psychiatric services.

Lee, 23, said in July he attacked Chappelle because he found his comedy

Lee, 23, said in July he attacked Chappelle because he found his comedy “triggering”.

The incident happened during Chappelle's set on the last of four nights at the Hollywood Bowl, which was part of the Netflix Is a Joke comedy festival

The incident happened during Chappelle’s set on the last of four nights at the Hollywood Bowl, which was part of the Netflix Is a Joke comedy festival

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Andrew Kugle

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