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Tory Lanez Arrested For Allegedly Violating Protective Order In Megan Thee Stallion Case
Tory Lanez is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the foot during a 2020 dispute. Los Angeles prosecutors say he violated protective orders in the case.
Rapper Tory Lanez was arrested on Tuesday in Los Angeles after allegedly violating the terms of a restraining order obtained by Megan Thee Stallion.
The 29-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, is facing charges of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in 2020. Peterson pleaded not guilty and continues to deny the allegations.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a pre-trial hearing that Lanez had violated a discovery protective order and a temporary criminal restraining order, according to NBC News.
County Superior Court Judge David Herriford agreed that some of Lanez’s recent social media posts were directed at Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Pete, and ordered he no longer publicly mention the case or the victim, reported CBS News.
The violations regard social media posts where Lanez allegedly addressed Megan Thee Stallion directly and disclosed information regarding DNA evidence pertaining to the gun used in her shooting to a third-party user on Twitter, People reported.
Inmate records show that Lanez's bond was set to $350,000. He posted bail and was released later that day.
According to NBC News, Lanez’s attorney, Shawn Holley, said the district attorney’s office had asked for bail to be revoked or increased to $5 million.
“We are pleased that the court rejected those outrageous requests," said Holley, per the outlet.
Aside from charges alleging that Lanez used a firearm to inflict bodily injury, he was also charged with one felony count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and one count of carrying a loaded unregistered firearm in a vehicle.
The DA's office has said that on July 12, 2020, Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion were riding in an SUV through Hollywood Hills when they got into an argument. Megan Thee Stallion exited the vehicle and Lanez allegedly shot several times at her feet, causing her injuries.
Peterson is scheduled to appear in court in June again and his trial date is set for September, according to Los Angeles news station ABC 7.