Tory Lanez has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for shooting Megan Thee Stallion within the toes, in response to Los Angeles court docket reporter Meghann Cuniff. Cuniff, who has been following and reporting the case through her unbiased e-newsletter, Authorized Affairs And Trials, for the reason that starting, attended the sentencing listening to, which noticed the decide, Los Angeles County Superior Court docket Choose David Herriford, learn out letters of assist for the Canadian rapper, including one from Iggy Azalea. Cuniff’s work has earned her the affectionate nickname of “Meghann Thee Reporter” from followers on-line.
Tory was initially accused of shooting Megan in the summertime of 2020 after a flirtation early in the year throughout quarantine that entertained and amused followers of the 2 rappers. Sadly, after celebration within the Hollywood Hills that July, Lanez was arrested for having a concealed weapon and Megan revealed that she’d been shot shortly thereafter, after initially telling police she’d reduce herself on glass out of worry (this was simply after the demise of George Floyd).
A protracted dispute adopted wherein Lanez maintained his innocence, casting aspersions on Megan’s account of the taking pictures through surrogates and terrorizing her alongside DaBaby, who was additionally rumored to have had a fling with Thee Stallion. After a number of delays within the case, Tory was found guilty in December 2022 of assault with a firearm inflicting nice bodily harm; concealing a loaded, unregistered firearm in a automobile; and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.
Whereas prosecutors recommended 13 years in prison, Tory’s protection asked for probation and rehab, however solely after trying and failing to have the trial declared a mistrial and to have Choose Herriford faraway from the case. Tory is reportedly planning to appeal with the assistance of Suge Knight’s former authorized staff.
Megan Thee Stallion is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an unbiased subsidiary of Warner Music Group.