The Los Angeles man accused of assaulting Dave Chappelle claimed he was “triggered” by the comedian’s punchlines about the Gay and lesbian community and homelessness, despite insisting he never intended to injure Chappelle.
Isaiah Lee told The Post in an exclusive jailhouse interview that Chappelle’s jokes should be more “sensitive.”
“I identify as bisexual … and I wanted him to know what he said was triggering,” Lee said over the weekend at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, wearing a strap on his right arm and wearing brown jail clothing.
“I wanted him to know that next time, he should consider first running his material by people it could affect.”
“I’m also a single dad and my son is 5,” said Lee, 23, who was formerly homeless. “It’s a struggle and I wanted Dave Chappelle to know it’s not a joke.”
He stated that his breaking point occurred when some other comedian on the show made a raw joke about pedophilia, which triggered experiences of his own teenage molestation.
Lee charging at Chappelle on stage, knocking him over, and fleeing before security intervenes was captured on camera at the Hollywood Bowl.
Lee did admit that he was holding a replica handgun with a collapsible knife inside on the night of the alleged assault; however, he asserted that the weapon was not drawn when he charged the stage.