A choose mentioned Lanez violated a protecting order in a felony assault case involving Megan Thee Stallion.
LOS ANGELES — Rapper Tory Lanez was briefly jailed Tuesday after a choose mentioned he had violated a protecting order in a felony assault case wherein he’s charged with capturing rapper Megan Thee Stallion within the toes.
Lanez, 29, whose authorized identify is Daystar Peterson, was handcuffed in a Los Angeles courtroom and brought to jail. He posted bail and was launched a number of hours later.
On the listening to, Superior Court docket Decide David Herriford discovered that Peterson had violated orders that he not contact or harass Megan and that he not focus on proof with exterior events.
Whereas Peterson did not immediately contact Megan, Herriford mentioned a few of his tweets seemed to be clear messages to her, and he ordered Peterson to not point out her in any social media.
Peterson’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, mentioned in court docket that he didn’t provide info to a Twitter person who posted in February that Peterson’s DNA was not discovered on the weapon within the case.
In her argument, Holley mentioned the tweet, now deleted, was not fully correct. She mentioned that an investigation confirmed there have been 4 DNA contributors on the handgun, making it inconclusive whether or not Peterson’s DNA was discovered. She mentioned his DNA was undoubtedly not discovered to be on the gun’s journal.
The prosecution had requested that Peterson’s bail be revoked fully or elevated to $5 million.
“We’re happy that the Court docket rejected these outrageous requests,” Holly mentioned in an electronic mail after the listening to.
The choose as a substitute elevated bail from the $250,000 Peterson posted after his 2020 arrest to $350,000.
A September trial date was chosen, and Peterson was advised to return for a June listening to. He has pleaded not responsible.
Peterson, Megan and others have been in an SUV within the Hollywood Hills after a celebration on July 12, 2020. Authorities allege he fired at her toes throughout an argument after she had gotten out.
After months of hypothesis and publicity surrounding the incident, Peterson was charged with felony assault in October 2020, and in December of final yr a choose decided there was sufficient proof for him to go to trial.
After his preliminary arrest, Peterson tweeted that “the reality will come to mild.”
The Canadian rapper Tory Lanez has had a profitable run of mixtapes and major-label data since his profession started in 2009, together with his final two albums reaching the highest 10 on Billboard’s charts.
Megan Thee Stallion was already a serious up-and-coming star on the time of the incident, and has thrived since. She gained a Grammy for finest new artist in 2021, and had No. 1 singles within the Billboard Scorching 100 along with her personal music “Savage” that includes Beyoncé and as a visitor on Cardi B’s “WAP.”