Dave Chappelle ‘upset’ attacker isn’t facing felony charge: lawyer

Dave Chappelle ‘upset’ attacker isn’t facing felony charge: lawyer

Dave Chappelle is “upset” his alleged armed attacker wasn’t hit with a felony cost after attacking him whereas holding a weapon on-stage on the Hollywood Bowl, his lawyer advised The Publish on Friday.

“We fully disagree with District Lawyer George Gascòn’s choice to say no to vary this as a felony offense,” the comedian’s lawyer Gabriel Colwell mentioned. “The Metropolis Lawyer, who filed the case, is doing his job however DA Gascón must also do his job and cost this as a felony.”

The 48-year-old comic’s lawyer known as on the DA to rethink the fees, shortly after Isaiah Lee, 23, pleaded not responsible to 4 misdemeanor fees over the caught-on-camera assault on Chappelle throughout his Tuesday present.

“This was a violent assault that was perpetrated on an unsuspecting entertainer whereas he was giving a present in entrance of  1000’s of individuals on the historic Hollywood Bowl,” Colwell, a associate at Squire Patton Boggs, mentioned.

“The concept [Lee] had a lethal weapon on him — one which was a duplicate of a handgun that had a knife — that may be a violent assault.”

Police launched a photograph of the weapon carried by Isaiah Lee throughout the assault. LAPD

Chappelle is reportedly upset concerning the fees on his attacker. Phillip Faraone/Getty Pictures for Netflix

He added: “Entertainers in LA must know it is a justice system that may defend them. There isn’t a query right here that when somebody is violently assaulted by one other in possession of a lethal weapon that it ought to be charged as a felony.”

Extra protection on the Dave Chappelle assault:

The DA’s workplace was initially investigating the case after Lee was arrested for assault with a lethal weapon — however ended up referring it to the LA Metropolis Lawyer’s Workplace on Thursday, saying the high-profile incident didn’t warrant felony fees.

“The District Lawyer’s Workplace doesn’t prosecute misdemeanor crimes throughout the metropolis of Los Angeles,” the workplace mentioned in an announcement on the time.

Video nonetheless reveals Isaiah Lee attacking Dave Chappelle on stage. ellis kaplan

Just a few hours later, the LA Metropolis Lawyer slapped Lee with 4 misdemeanor counts, together with battery, possessing a lethal weapon with intent to assault, unauthorized entry to the stage space throughout a efficiency and fee of an act that delays the occasion or interferes with the performer.

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