Dave Chappelle ‘upset’ his armed attacker isn’t facing felony charge, lawyer says

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Dave Chappelle is none-too-pleased that the man who gained access to the Hollywood Bowl stage and attacked him was given a slap on the wrist after the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office declined to issue felony charges in the incident, according to the comedian’s lawyer.

"It’s a travesty of justice that DA [George] Gascòn is refusing to prosecute this case as a felony," Chappelle’s attorney Gabriel Colwell told the New York Post on Friday. "The City Attorney, who filed the case, is doing his job but DA Gascón should also do his job and charge this as a felony."

The alleged attacker, 23-year-old Isaiah Lee, pleaded not guilty to four misdemeanor counts at his arraignment on Friday.

On Thursday, L. A. City Attorney Mike Feuer hit Lee with the four misdemeanor crimes, which include battery, possession of a weapon with intent to ... (Read more)