News | Entertainment
25 Jun 2022 23:24
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    A man has been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly attacking Dave Chappelle on stage

    The 48-year-old comedian appeared to be tackled to the ground as he performed as part of the 'Netflix Is A Joke' festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (03.05.22).


    Now LAPD officers have confirmed they are holding 23-year-old Isaiah Lee in custody on a $30,000 in connection with the incident.

    A spokesperson said Lee had "a replica handgun with a knife," describing it as a "replica handgun-slash-knife", but neither Dave nor any law enforcement officers were injured.

    Footage shared online showed a man in a black hoodie rushing the stage and pushing the comic before being stopped by security guards and members of the star's team as he attempted to flee.

    The would-be attacker was removed from the venue on a stretcher and an LAPD spokesperson said Lee was treated for injuries before being charged and booked.

    Chappelle later told the crowd: "I grabbed the back of that n***** head, his hair was spongy, absorbent."

    While Jamie Foxx - who had also rushed to help his pal - added: "Listen, I just want to say I've had an incredible time. This guy is a genius, we've got to protect him at all times, man. This is what it's about.

    "For every comedian that comes out here, this means everything. You're a genius, you're a legend, I enjoyed myself thoroughly and we're not gonna let nothing happen to you."

    In another short clip seemingly taken after the incident, the Chappelle appears to joke that the alleged attacker was a "trans man".

    The comedian previously faced a lot of backlash with fans accusing him of making transphobic comments in his 2021 Netflix special 'The Closer'.

    He later posted on Instagram and explained while he was willing to discuss the show with members of the transgender community, he wouldn't be "bending to anybody's demands".

    He said at the time: "To the transgender community, I am more than willing to give you an audience.

    "But you will not summon me. I am not bending to anybody's demands."

    He added: "If they had invited me I would have accepted it, although I am confused about what we are speaking about.

    "I said what I said and boy I heard what you said. My god, how could I not?"

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     25 Jun: Kaley Cuoco has finalised her divorce from Karl Cook
     25 Jun: Britney Spears wants to honeymoon in Hawaii
     25 Jun: Maks Chmerkovskiy felt "helpless" being away from his wife Peta Murgatroyd when she miscarried
     25 Jun: Samantha Barks has married Alex Michael Stoll
     25 Jun: Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are set to divorce
     25 Jun: Katie Price believes she is "not going to jail"
     25 Jun: Justin and Hailey Bieber remain "unbreakable" amid their health scares
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Football Ferns coach Jitka Klimková is fielding a fresh-faced side in their two-game European tour, which starts overnight against Norway More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Ukrainian forces to withdraw from eastern city of Sievierodonetsk More...



     Today's News

    Rugby:
    Football Ferns coach Jitka Klimková is fielding a fresh-faced side in their two-game European tour, which starts overnight against Norway 21:49

    Living & Travel:
    A single Strike Four ticket is now worth $500,000 after tonight's Lotto draw 21:19

    Law and Order:
    Norway Pride parade cancelled after two people are killed and 14 wounded in gay nightclub shooting 21:09

    Law and Order:
    The Kiwi Ferns have run riot over the Mate Ma'a Tonga women, 50 points to 12 19:29

    Rugby:
    The Black Ferns Ma have polished off another flawless day at the Oceania Sevens in Pukekohe 18:59

    Environment:
    Afghanistan earthquake survivors frantically dig through rubble in search of relatives as relief trickles in 18:39

    Accident and Emergency:
    The search for a swimmer missing in the Tasman District's Maruia Falls has ended for the day 18:39

    Accident and Emergency:
    There's been a fatal crash involving a motorcycle in Northland this afternoon 18:39

    International:
    Where abortion is still legal in the US after the fall of Roe v Wade and what the decision means for medication abortion 18:10

    Cricket:
    England batters Jonny Bairstow and Jamie Overton have resurrected their reply to New Zealand heading into the third day of the final cricket test at Headingley 18:09


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd