Dave Chappelle’s attacker sentenced to 270 days in jail after rushing on stage at Netflix festival

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The man who attacked Dave Chappelle on stage during his set at the Netflix Is a Joke Festival in May has been convicted.

Isaiah Lee was sentenced to 270 days in jail after pleading uncontested to a misdemeanor assault charge and a charge of entering a restricted area during a live event, a spokesperson for the office confirmed. Los Angeles City Attorney to PEOPLE.

A judge previously denied a request by Lee’s attorney, assistant public defender Chelsea Padilla, for him to attend a mental health diversion program, which could have resulted in the charges being dismissed, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Padilla did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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Lee, 24, is currently behind bars after being charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his roommate in December 2021.

The charges were filed by Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón in May, according to a news release.

Officials said Lee was charged after he allegedly stabbed his roommate during a fight in transitional housing on December 2, 2021. Due to the media attention generated by the alleged attack on Chappelle, “the victim has recently identified Lee as the person who committed the assault he had previously reported to the police,” Gascón said.

“The publicity generated by the attack on Mr. Chappelle helped the police solve this crime,” Gascón continued. “The incident that occurred at the Hollywood Bowl was tortious conduct and was rightfully referred to the City Attorney’s Office. Given the nature and severity of the December attack, Mr. Lee now faces felony charges which my office will pursue.”

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While performing a set at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in May, Chappelle, 48, was knocked to the ground after a man wearing a black hoodie ran onto the stage, PEOPLE has confirmed. The assailant, whom police later identified as Lee, then attempted to flee but was stopped by security guards and members of Chappelle’s team.

After the attack, several other people sprung into action to help Chappelle, including Chris Rock, who had played earlier that night. A witness told PEOPLE that Jamie Foxx also jumped on stage and “got involved in the fight.”

Police initially said Lee would be charged with assault with a deadly weapon – he was allegedly carrying a “replica knife-handgun” – which is a felony, but on May 5 a spokesperson for the office of the Los Angeles County prosecutor released a statement. to PEOPLE saying, in part, that the bureau “referred the case to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office for a misdemeanor case review.”

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Hours after the case was dismissed, LA City Attorney Mike Feuer announced new charges against Lee. “The suspect was carrying a weapon,” Feuer said of “the replica handgun with a knife.”

“This alleged attack must have consequences, and this afternoon my office filed charges of assault and battery, possession of a weapon with intent to assault, and charges of interfering with a performance,” he added.

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