Comedian Tehran von Gasseri said he desperately tried to alert security Alleged striker Dave Chappelle After he infiltrated the VIP area – but the guards “kicked him out”.
My gut: “Not only was I there, I was there” TMZ . said From his spot at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night.
I tried to warn Security But they kind of kicked me out, as if they didn’t notice.”
He told the outlet’s videographer, “I tried to warn, like, ‘Hey, this guy just jumped over the parapet and you should probably watch them.'”
“Within 30 seconds of that, this guy got up on stage and ran — he jumped on stage and ran toward Chappelle, and there wasn’t even time to react,” he recalls.
Ghosry also said he feared the world could “lose the Comedy Foundation” if he told me – which is what the police say He had a knife in the shape of a gun – He didn’t stumble while allegedly lunging at Chappelle.
“Honestly, if the striker hadn’t been clumsy and Dave Chappelle wasn’t working, that would have been really bad,” he said.
“This guy was going to get into his bag and we were going to lose the Comedy Foundation. He is the goat,” Chappelle said, using an acronym for “the greatest of all time.”
“We won’t cry over the abuser—we may cry for the loss of Dave Chappelle, perhaps. So thank God the worst didn’t happen.”
Ghasri praised Chappelle’s security and management for being “on standby” and quickly jumped into action, treating the suspect – who was seen with severed arms and a battered face while being taken to an ambulance.
Chappelle, 48, boasted to the audience that he had “just stepped behind the scenes” and later praised his celebrity friends for helping them out.
“I felt good about my friends breaking his arm. I felt so good. How bad it must be that Jon Stewart is going to hit him!” Reportedly said Chappelle Later.
The attack sparked more outrage on Thursday when the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said the attack was on camera No criminal charges.
Instead, Lee was subjected to four misdemeanors: one for a battery, one for possessing a lethal weapon with intent to assault, another for unauthorized access to the stage area during a performance and a fourth for committing an act that delays the event or interferes with the performer.