Dave Chappelle has been hit with a lawsuit. A man named Christian Englander, who threw a banana peel at the comedian, during a 2015 performance in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is suing him and his presumed bodyguard.
Englander says he was struck twice by Chappell’s bodyguard as he was being restrained. Englander is white and says throwing the banana peel at Chappelle, was not racially motivated. He says that he threw the peel at the comedian because he was upset by something that he said.
At the time of the incident, Englander faced charges of battery and disturbing the peace. Chappelle would not participate in the prosecution, so the charges were dropped.