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Tory Lanez Found Guilty On 2020 Shooting Of Megan Thee Stallion

On Friday, a jury found rapper Tory Lanez guilty of all charges related to the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion outside a party in Los Angeles in 2020. After they left a party at Kylie Jenner's house in 2020, the Grammy-winning rapper said that Lanez shot her in the foot.

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Daystar Peterson, also known as a Canadian rapper Tory Lanez found guiltyon Friday by a Los Angeles jury for shooting fellow artist Megan Thee Stallion in both feet in 2020 after an argument.
Lanez, who is 30 years old, was found guilty of three felonies by a jury: carrying a loaded, unregistered gun in a car, assaulting someone with a semiautomatic handgun, and firing a gun in a very careless way.
Lanez could get more than 20 years in prison and be sent back to Canada. Lanez didn't do anything when the verdict was read. He was put back in jail and will be sentenced on January 27. It wasn't clear right away if he was going to appeal.

Tory Lanez Found Guilty On Shooting Megan Thee Stallion

Chaos erupts in courtroom following Tory Lanez guilty verdict

The Los Angeles County District Attorney told CNN that a jury found rapper and singer Tory Lanez guilty of three charges related to the shooting of fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the Hollywood Hills in July 2020.
Prosecutors say that Lanez pleaded not guilty to three charges: assault with a semiautomatic firearm, carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and firing a gun with gross negligence. On all three counts, the jury found him guilty. Megan said that Lanez shot her in the foot after she got out of the car they were in after an argument.
During the trial, Megan said that she, Lanez, and Kelsey Harris, who used to be her friend and assistant, were all upset in the car. This is what Billboard Magazine says. The artist said that Lanez told her he wanted her to tell Harris that the two of them had slept together.
But Megan didn't want to do that, Billboard says because she knew Harris liked the Canadian singer and rapper. Megan said that Lanez shot her after she got out of the car.
I started walking away and I hear Tory yell, ‘Dance, bitch. I froze. I just felt shock. I felt hurt. I looked down at my feet and I see all of this blood.- Megan Thee Stallion
LA County DA George Gascón said in a statement to CNN after the verdict that Megan "showed a lot of courage and vulnerability" during her testimony, even though she was being attacked over and over again in horrible ways. He told Megan:
You faced unjust and despicable scrutiny that no woman should ever face and you have been an inspiration to others across LA County and the nation.- George Gascón
“Women, especially Black women, are afraid to report crimes like assault and sexual violence because they are too often not believed. This trial, for the second time this month, highlighted the numerous ways that our society must do better for women,”- George Gascón
Gascón said, referring to the fact that Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of three of seven charges on Monday. He also thanked the jury for "taking their time and thinking about the case." During the nine-day trial, Lanez did not take the stand to defend himself.
In his closing argument, Lanez's lawyer said that Megan's best friend at the time, Kelsey Harris, who was jealous of Lanez, was the one who fired the shots. Harris tried to stop the shooting, but Lanez stopped her. The lawyer, George Mgdesyan, said that Megan made the story more believable by blaming the shooting on Lanez.
Harris said he wasn't the shooter, and he had already said that Lanez was holding the gun. In an email, her lawyer refused to say anything about her involvement. The jury, which was made up of five men and seven women, started thinking about the case on Thursday. They came to a decision on Friday afternoon.
After the verdict was read, KCBS, a CNN affiliate, said that Lanez was taken out of the courtroom by bailiffs who had him in handcuffs. He could get up to 22 years in prison and could be sent back to Canada, where he was born.
Lanez started putting out mixtapes in 2009, and as his popularity grew, he moved on to albums on major labels. His last two songs were in Billboard's top ten.
Megan Thee Stallion was already a big rising star when the shooting happened, and her popularity has grown even more since then. She won the Grammy for best new artist in 2021. Her song "Savage," which featured Beyoncé, and Cardi B's "WAP" were both No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Conclusion

In the shooting of hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion in the Hollywood Hills on July 12, 2020, a jury in Los Angeles found rapper Tory Lanez guilty on all three charges.
Los Angeles station KABC says that when the verdict was read, chaos broke out in the courtroom and Lanez's father yelled at the prosecutors, calling them "witches" and "evil." Lanez was later picked up by police.
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