A judge agrees to lift the gag order on Tory Lanez that blocked him from speaking on Megan Thee Stallion or the case.
In July 2020, rapper Megan Thee Stallion was allegedly shot in the foot by fellow rapper Tory Lanez following an argument that occurred after they attended a party together. Lanez was subsequently arrested and charged with felony assault with a firearm.
In October 2020, Lanez released an album titled “Daystar” in which he denied the allegations and claimed his innocence. The album was met with controversy and backlash, with many criticizing Lanez for using the situation to promote his music career.
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The case has since been ongoing, with Megan Thee Stallion publicly speaking about the incident and her injuries. In February 2021, Lanez was ordered by a judge to stay away from Megan Thee Stallion and to have no contact with her.
In recent months, the rapper’s made several changes to his team. In mid-January, reports emerged that he hired Casey Anthony’s former lawyer, Jose Baez, to help with his appeal. Baez will work closely with Matthew Barhom and David Kenner, who famously represented Suge Knight on a robbery charge that led to a probation sentence. Over the past few months, they’ve prepared to file a motion for a new trial, beginning with postponing the sentencing date.
Update: Tory Lanez’s new sentencing date is April 10. Judge Herriford also lifted the gag order that restricted him from commenting on the case or victim Megan Thee Stallion.
— Meghann Cuniff (@meghanncuniff) February 28, 2023
Lanez has been able to push back his sentencing date. Per LA Mag’s Meghann Cuniff, the judge agreed to push back the sentencing date to April 10th, 2023 as the rapper and his legal team appeared in court. This will provide Tory’s team more time to prepare a new trial motion and give the prosecutors the opportunity to draft a written opposition to the request.
Judge Herriford also lifted the gag order on Tory Lanez that blocked him from speaking on Megan Thee Stallion or the case itself. The gag order was a point of contention prior to the trial beginning, even landing Tory behind bars for violating the restaining order against him.