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Mayor Adams says he was with Dave Chappelle in LA after the ‘horrific’ attack

Mayor Eric Adams said he dated Dave Chappelle after the “horrific” onstage attack on the comedian in Los Angeles.

Adams had the encounter during his two-day trip to Los Angeles, where he was taking part in an hour-long panel on “digital transformation” held the day after Chappelle was attacked at the Hollywood Bowl show by a man armed with a fake gun with a real one knife inside.

Adams said the viral incident at the Netflix Is a Joke comedy festival is indicative of “some of the mental health crises we’re facing,” while calling it “incredible,” according to NBC New York.

“Violence is unacceptable. Thank God there was a response to make sure he wasn’t seriously hurt,” the mayor said. “It was horrible to have someone come on stage and attack like that.”

The broadcaster reported that Adams recalled Chappelle “telling jokes” later that night when he saw him.

“He was just telling jokes, you know Dave,” Adams said, according to NBC.

Isaiah Lee reportedly stormed onto the stage while Chapelle was performing at the Netflix Is a Joke comedy festival at the Hollywood Bowl.
Isaiah Lee reportedly stormed onto the stage while Chapelle was performing at the Netflix Is a Joke comedy festival at the Hollywood Bowl.

On Tuesday night, the comedian partied at a VIP after-party at the Pendry West Hollywood Hotel, where he “had a blast,” Page Six exclusively reported.

“The Mayor was happy to see Dave Chappelle perform well at a private event they attended together. He made the remarks to the NBC reporter at a separate event celebrating the Berggruen Prize in Philosophy and Culture,” a spokesman for Adams City Hall said.

After the attack, Chappelle joked that his attacker was a “trans man” – an apparent reference to his several controversial statements on transgender issues and a joke he was slammed for online. A Chappelle representative said the comedian will not allow the onstage ambush to “overshadow the magic of this historical moment” of the four-day entertainment event.

Chappelle wasn’t the only one telling jokes after the bizarre incident.

Adams called the attack on Chapelle "terrible."
Adams called the attack on Chapelle “terrible”.
Photo by MORGAN LIEBERMAN/AFP via Getty Images
The mayor said Chapelle was "joke" when he saw him later that night.
The mayor said Chapelle was “joking” when he saw him later that night.
Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Netflix

Shortly after Thursday night’s tackle, comedy guest Chris Rock came on stage and hugged Chappelle before quipping, “Was that Will Smith?” in reference to his famous Oscar slap.

On Wednesday, Isaiah Lee, 23, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon for attacking the 48-year-old controversial comedian. His former neighbors told the Post that Lee was short-tempered and known for wreaking havoc around his apartment complex

Lee is also a wannabe rap star who goes by the name “NoName_Trapper” and has released a song named after Chappelle.

Lee was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
Lee was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
THEODORE NWAJEI via REUTERS

Wednesday wasn’t the first time Adams has spoken out about a public attack on a comedian.

After initially refusing to answer questions about Smith’s outspoken rock during the 94th Academy Awards in March, the criminally adamant former NYPD captain said Smith shouldn’t be judged too harshly for his actions when he failed to his “passion” and that the “King Richard” actor should not be forced to return the best actor award he deserved.

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