Comedian Dave Chappelle may have been in more danger than he initially suspected when he was attacked at a Hollywood Bowl appearance in May.
A roommate of the attacker in that incident testified Friday that Isaiah Lee used the same replica handgun with a hidden blade to stab him in the stomach.
Roommate Dijon Washington Lee became increasingly erratic in the months leading up to the attack on Chapel. According to Rolling Stone. Lee allegedly wrote strange notes and bragged about his marijuana use, Washington said.
“He was saying, ‘I’m smoking on your brother,’ bragging about how much money he was making — whatever he was doing — how much weed he was smoking,” Washington testified. “It didn’t mean anything to me. He knew my brother had died a few months before. It was disrespectful.”
Matters escalated on December 2 when Lee attacked Washington after a perceived insult.
Washington testified. Lee fled the house after the stabbing.
Judge Kevin Stence ruled Friday that there was enough evidence to prosecute Lee for Washington’s attempted murder. Lee is awaiting arraignment on Sept. 30, with bail set at $1 million.