Man charged with assaulting Dave Chappelle has pleaded not guilty

A man charged with assaulting comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl pleaded not guilty to four counts on Friday.

Saiah Lee, 23, pleads guilty in a Los Angeles court to charges of assault, possession of a deadly weapon with intent to attack, illegally crossing an audience area onto a stage at a theatrical event, and obstructing or delaying such an event with unlawful conduct.


Fake handgun seized by police (Los Angeles Police Dept/AP)

Lee, who remains in custody, was ordered to stay at least 300 feet from Chappelle, whose attorney requested the protective order.

Authorities say Lee was arrested on Tuesday after he stormed onto the stage during Chappelle’s set at the last of four nights at the Hollywood Bowl, which was part of comedy festival Netflix Is A Joke.

According to police, who released a photo of the weapon, he was carrying a replica pistol with a large folding blade similar to a pocket knife. Man charged with assaulting Dave Chappelle has pleaded not guilty

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