Tory Lanez is now set to go on trial next week for the alleged shooting of Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion. This week, a hearing took place to select the jury in preparation for the upcoming trial.
In 2020, Megan Thee Stallion opened up about the alleged shooting involving Tory Lanez. After dropping diss tracks and attempting to clear his name on social media over the past two years, the Canadian rapper can finally tell his truth on the stand during trial next week.
The courts held a hearing yesterday to begin selecting jurors for the case.
Entertainment lawyer Mitra Ahouraian sat with CBS News to highlight what to expect during the upcoming trial. During the jury selection, “an attorney’s job is to find a jury pool that can be unbiased, that is not for Megan or Tory.”
Mitra also reports the Houston rapper and other witnesses to the shooting will testify during the trial. The “Say It” rapper is facing felony assault charges with a possible 24-year sentence.
Tory Lanez has been remanded in custody by the state of California for violating protective and personal contact orders in the Megan Thee Stallion case. (Update: The embattled rapper was released at around 5:30pm the same day after posting bail, saying he was feeling great.)
He was cuffed and taken into custody for violating court orders in the Megan Thee Stallion case, according to Megan’s lawyer, Nancy Dillon.
Dillon tweeted out that Tory is in custody for not adhering to personal and protective contact orders imposed on him by the judge in this case, and that he has been assigned a bail of $350,000.
“Tory Lanez was handcuffed in court until he posts new bail of $350,000 Megan Thee Stallion felony assault case. Judge found him in violation of discovery protective order and personal contact order.”
A personal contact order is a restraining order (also called a “protective order”) that the court imposes to protect someone from being physically or sexually abused, threatened, stalked, or harassed. The person getting the restraining order is called the “protected person”. The person the restraining order is against is the “restrained person”. In this case, Megan Thee Stallion is the protected person, and Tory Lanez is the restrained person.
A protective order, in civil litigation, is an order that prevents the disclosure of certain information.
Tory Lanez recently made subliminal references to Megan and her boyfriend, Pardison Fontaine, on social media and in his music. This might be the cause of the court’s decision to cite him for violation of the restraining order.
Manwhile, Tory Lanez recently dropped a controversial new record titled “CAP”. In it, he throws subliminals at the H-town hottie and her boyfriend, songwriter Pardi Fontaine.
Fontaine and Tory were recently in a Twitter spat when Pardi defended his girlfriend Megan Thee Stallion
Megan also shared on her Instagram story that her social media accounts are riddled with threats of violence and death. She also included a post saying, “Megan needs to get shot and killed.”
Additional reporting by Kendall Parks.