The man accused Dave Chappelle of attacking the comedian’s jokes about homelessness and the LGBTQ community, insisting that he never wanted to harm the funnyman, as he claimed to be triggered by them.
In an exclusive jailhouse interview with The Post, Isaiah Lee told that Chappelle should be more “sensitive” when he comes to cracking jokes.
Lee, who was wearing brown prison attire and had a sling supporting his injured right arm, expressed on Saturday at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, “The statement he made was provocative, and I desired him to be aware…I personally identify as bisexual.”
“I desired for him to comprehend that moving forward, he should reflect on initially delivering his content to individuals who might be affected by it.”
The Netflix show “3 May at” is called “Joke Show” — Dave Chappelle joked about the LGBTQ community, as well as his previous controversies and his frustration and anger towards homelessness — Spike Lee said he expected to have a “good show”.
Lee, a 23-year-old individual who was previously experiencing homelessness, expressed, “As a single father to my 5-year-old son, I face various challenges. I wanted to convey to Dave Chappelle that this is a serious matter and should not be taken lightly.”
He said that Lee brought up his own memories of being a teenager and experiencing molestation when another comedian made a crude joke about pedophilia during the show’s lineup, which was a breaking point for him.
He seizes the security personnel before running away and forcefully pushing him, stepping onto the stage at Chappelle, revealing Lee’s charging stance—captured by a camera, the breathtaking takedown was caught at the Hollywood Bowl.
“That was a transgender man,” Chappelle, who remained unharmed, humorously remarked to the audience immediately following the assault.
Lee confessed that he didn’t have the weapon visible when he stormed the stage — however, he asserted that he was in possession of a replica firearm containing a concealed knife on the evening of the supposed assault.
He claimed that he consistently carries the weapon for his own safety as he is also a “minor celebrity,” the aspiring rapper, who is known as “NoName_Trapper” and previously released a song about the Emmy-winning comedian, the aspiring rapper.
The young dad who was roughed up in the incident is facing four misdemeanor counts, including possessing a deadly weapon with intent to assault and battery.
Regarding the security guards who departed, leaving him with a fractured arm and two bruised eyes, he stated, “They deliberately spat on me and contorted my body.”
In the Hollywood Bowl fiasco, he was apprehended before he could find a place to reside. Lee informed The Post that, while under the supervision of the Department of Children and Family Services in Los Angeles, he was sexually abused at the age of 17.
Lee stated that the reports claiming he experiences mental health problems were “incorrect” and “inexact.” According to his attorney, it has been conveyed that he is seeking mental health support services.
Prosecutors stated that when the Chappelle incident became widely known, the individual involved in that particular case identified Lee as the purported assailant. On Thursday, he was formally accused of stabbing his roommate the previous year, which has subsequently resulted in additional criminal charges being filed against Lee.
“It was nearly finished,” Lee stated regarding his legal case involving Chappelle.
He remarked, shaking his head, “However, the situation transformed from me likely serving just half a year [in prison] and being required to engage in community service and residing in a halfway house … To potentially enduring 15 or more years in prison.” “When I am eventually released, my son will have grown up.”
He said he doesn’t regret what happened because he saw it as an opportunity to speak out about topics such as the mistreatment of children, LGBTQ rights, and homelessness, often used by comedians for material.
In the previous year, Chappelle faced criticism for his Netflix special “The Closer,” where he makes humorous remarks about transgender women and supports contentious statements made by author JK Rowling and rapper DaBaby regarding the LGBTQ+ communities.
“Team TERF” — the abbreviation for trans-exclusionary radical feminist — while criticizing opponents of DaBaby, the candid comedian jokes that he’s teaming up with Rowling in the special.
Chappelle claims, “No negative incidents occurred in his profession … Look it up on Google. Oh, this is accurate. At Walmart, he previously fired a derogatory term and caused his demise. He’s an unpredictable individual. Many individuals from the LGBTQ community are unaware of DaBaby’s past.”
“He advises against causing emotional harm to a homosexual individual, but suggests that it is acceptable to fatally shoot an African American individual in our nation,” he jests, “Do you understand the direction I am taking with this?”
After the supposed assault, Lee mentioned that Chappelle inquired about his motives backstage at the Hollywood Bowl.
I remembered Lee saying that his grandmother and mother had told me that he fought for his civil rights and was upset about things.
However, Chappelle supposedly responded, “Now your tale will perish with you, son.”
“But he is incorrect,” Lee asserted to a journalist from The Post. “I am currently present here conversing with you on this matter.”
A representative for Chappelle did not respond to a request for a comment.
The spokesperson from Netflix declined to comment on the company’s earlier statement, but we stand firmly with stand-up comedians and creators in strongly defending their right to perform on stage without the fear of violence. We deeply care about their safety.