Netflix Issues Statement Following Dave Chappelle Attack

Netflix is speaking out after Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage during one of their events this week.

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Variety reports a spokesperson says the company cares deeply about the safety of creators. They added, that Netflix strongly defends the right of stand-up comedians to perform on stage without fear of violence.

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The comedian was attacked Tuesday while doing stand-up at the Hollywood Bowl. Chappelle was performing at the Netflix is a Joke Festival in Los Angeles when an armed man jumped on stage and lunged at him, hitting him in the torso before running off. He brandished a knife that was attached to a fake gun. The assailant was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.