According to Rolling Stone, Daystar Peterson, better known as Tory Lanez, was handcuffed and taken into custody on Tuesday.
Accompanied by his father, the Canadian-born rapper appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court regarding the felony assault case in which the rapper is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion, born Megan Pete, in her foot during a 2020 altercation.
Judge David Herriford said that Tory, who has pleaded not guilty, violated pre-trial protective orders that should have prevented him from contacting, speaking to or harassing Megan.
The reason Lanez was taken into custody: the possibility that he provided YouTuber and entertainment blogger DJ Akademiks with intel about the case, resulting in a February tweet from Akademiks that read, “Tory Lanez DNA was not found on the weapon in the Meg Thee Stallion case.”
Peterson’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, argued that Peterson did not provide Akademiks with any information, and that the tweet was, in fact, incorrect. “If he (Akademiks) had seen this document, he presumably would have got it right,” she said.
According to the Rolling Stone report, the rapper had a bondsman present and was expected to quickly post the $350,000 bail that was imposed upon Peterson. “And that bail is being posted now,” Holley told the magazine.
On October 8, 2020, Peterson was charged with one count of assault and one count of carrying a concealed, loaded and unregistered firearm in a vehicle. The trial date is set for September 14 of this year.
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