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Isaiah Lee, Bi Man Accused of Attacking Dave Chappelle, Explains Why

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charged on stage during comedian Dave Chappelle’s set, tackling the openly transphobic comedian.Lee, who was armed with a fake gun that concealed a knife, was tackled on stage and, according to Brianna Sacks, a BuzzFeed News reporter who was in the audience, security officers and audience members began “kicking and punching” Lee for several minutes.

Lee received a black eye and a broken arm.“They spat on me and twisted me as if on purpose,” Lee told The New York Post.Lee is now opening up about what prompted the assault on Chappelle. “I identify as bisexual,” he told The New York Post. “And I wanted him to know what he said was triggering.

I wanted him to know that next time, he should consider first running his material by people it could affect.”Chappelle, who was unharmed, immediately responded to the attack by making a transphobic joke. “It was a trans man,” he said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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