(FreedomBeacon.com)- The security company hired for the Hollywood Bowl event where comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked has a questionable history.
Chappelle was on stage doing his set for “Netflix is a Joke Fest” when a man armed with a bladed gun rushed the stage and tackled the comedian.
The suspect, Isaiah Lee, 23, has been charged with four misdemeanors including battery and possession of a weapon.
But the question remains, how could an armed man get through security in the first place?
According to one of the comedians who performed at the Hollywood Bowl show, a security guard “shrugged off” his warnings that a man with a backpack had jumped over a barrier. Minutes later, Isaiah Lee jumped on stage and attacked Chappelle.
According to a report in BuzzFeed, security guards at the Hollywood Bowl event were instructed to rush people through the entrances without taking the time to inspect bags.
The company hired to provide security to the Netflix show was Contemporary Services Corporation.
And here’s the kicker. This company also provided security for the deadly 2021 Astroworld Festival in Houston where ten people, including a young boy, were killed after the crowd attempted to rush the stage, causing thousands to get trampled underfoot.
Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC) also handled security at the 2017 country music festival in Las Vegas where 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd from a nearby hotel room, killing 59 people.
CSC is one of the largest event security companies in the United States, overseeing massive concerts and sporting events, including the Super Bowl and Coachella. It is already contracted to provide security at next year’s Super Bowl.
According to BuzzFeed, CSC has been plagued by lawsuits from employees, venue attendees, and the families of victims over claims of negligence, assault, and personal injury.
And yet people just keep hiring them.