Tory Lanez appeared in court for the first time on Monday (Nov. 28) for alleged felony assault charges related to claims that he discharged a firearm at Megan Thee Stallion’s feet after a party in July 2020.
The rapper-singer, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, is accused of shooting in the direction of Megan at a residence in the Hollywood Hills at around 4:30 in the morning on July 12, 2020.
According to CBS News, Detective Ryan Stogner of the Los Angeles Police Department said at a hearing in December 2021 that Megan informed him Lanez shouted “Dance, b****” before firing his firearm during the incident.
According to Stogner, Megan claimed to be “bleeding profusely” from her feet when she collapsed and crawled to the driveway of a neighboring house. The investigator testified that Megan said Lanez, “emphatically apologized for what he did” and subsequently offered her money in exchange for her silence.
The detective stated that when Megan and a female companion were approached following the event, Megan informed the officers and medics that she had been hurt by shattered glass, not a gunshot.
Stogner told the court that Meg later told him that she was shot by Lanez, that she was “extremely scared and embarrassed” at the time, and was “scared [Lanez] was going to get in trouble” or be shot if she’d reported it was a gunshot wound.
Megan still has bullet fragments stuck in her foot even after having surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to Stogner. She also undergoing physical therapy and struggles to walk as a result of the incident.
Following his arrest, Lanez phoned a female friend of Megan and “continued to apologize for the incident that occurred,” according to Stogner.
Both Meg and Lanez have spoken out following the alleged shooting incident, with the latter claiming in a tweet shared last year:
“The truth will come to the light … I have all faith in God to show that … love to all my fans and people that have stayed true to me & know my heart … a charge is not a conviction.”
Meg also told New York Times in 2020: “Even as a victim, I have been met with skepticism and judgment,” Megan said. “The way people have publicly questioned and debated whether I played a role in my own violent assault proves that my fears about discussing what happened were, unfortunately, warranted.”
If found guilty, Lanez faces upto 23 years in prison.
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