A man has been charged with misdemeanors for attacking Dave Chappelle on stage.

The man accused of assaulting comedian Dave Chappelle on stage at the Hollywood Bowl this week has been charged with four misdemeanors instead of felony charges.

On Tuesday evening, May 3, Chappelle, 48, was playing at the Los Angeles venue as part of the inaugural ‘Netflix Is A Joke’ festival comedy when a man rushed on stage and charged at him.

Lee was later detained on charges of assault with a deadly weapon by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), who was carrying an imitation gun with a knife blade.

The culprit was brought to a local hospital for medical treatment, but Chappelle was unhurt.

Isaiah Lee, 23, has been charged with violence and possession of a weapon with intent to assault by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors determined that the evidence did not support a felony charge, but rather a misdemeanor with “consequences.”

“My office takes public safety very seriously, and we will aggressively prosecute this case,” stated City Attorney Mike Feuer.

In the United States, felonies are considered more serious than misdemeanors and are punished more harshly.

Lee is also accused of gaining unauthorized access to the stage area during a performance and doing an act that causes an event to be delayed or interferes with a performer.

Following the event, Chappelle’s representatives issued a statement claiming that he “refuses to allow” the claimed incident “to overshadow the magic of this historic moment.”

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