Canadian rapper Tory Lanez was launched on bail shortly after being arrested for violating protecting orders in an ongoing felony assault case that alleges he shot rapper Megan Thee Stallion’s ft in 2020.
Lanez (actual identify Daystar Peterson), 29, was handcuffed in court docket and briefly jailed on Tuesday after a choose mentioned he had violated a protecting order barring the rapper from contacting or harassing Megan Thee Stallion (actual identify Megan Pete), and from discussing proof of the case with outdoors events.
His bail was set to an elevated quantity of US$350,000 (previously US$250,000, paid after Peterson’s 2020 arrest), which he posted.
The rapper was launched a number of hours later.
Superior Court docket Decide David Herriford declared Peterson didn’t contact or harass Pete instantly. As a substitute, he was arrested as a result of it was discovered Peterson revealed some tweets which gave the impression to be clear messages to her.
Decide Herriford ordered Peterson to not point out Pete in any social media posts going ahead.
Further third-party claims from a YouTuber referred to as DJ Akademiks had been additionally mentioned in court docket, in line with Rolling Stone.
In a since-deleted tweet from Feb. 23, DJ Akademiks wrote “Tory Lanez DNA was not discovered on the weapon within the Meg Thee Stallion case.”
Peterson’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, argued Peterson didn’t present this info to DJ Akademiks.
“What he mentioned is wrong,” Rolling Stone reported Holley informed the court docket Tuesday. “What (DJ Akademiks) mentioned is that the DNA was not discovered on the weapon. And actually, the swab of the gun signifies ‘inconclusive,’ that there have been 4 contributors.”
Holly additionally addressed a follow-up tweet from the DJ (once more, since deleted) which acknowledged “I noticed this doc myself.. it actually says it was inconclusive to find Tory DNA on the gun or journal.”
When DJ Akademiks revealed the tweets, Peterson additionally tweeted, writing, “Ak is telling no lies.”
Holley argued this declare by the DJ was additionally false as a result of “the swab of the journal signifies Mr. Peterson was excluded.”
“If he had seen this doc, he presumably would have gotten it proper,” she argued.
Peterson, Pete and others had been in an SUV within the Hollywood Hills after a celebration on July 12, 2020. Authorities allege he fired at her ft throughout an argument after she had gotten out of the automobile.
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.
A September trial date was chosen, and Peterson was informed to return for a June listening to. He has pleaded not responsible.
— With recordsdata from The Related Press
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