Rapper Tory Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, has been charged for shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh ___________ #TSRUpdatez: #ToryLanez has been charged with assaulting #MeganTheeStallion, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office just announced. _________ He’s facing one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, personal use of a firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. _________ He’s due in court next week and if convicted, he’s looking at a maximum sentence of 22 years. We’ll keep you posted. (📸: @gettyimages)
While the alleged victim’s name is not listed in the press release issued yesterday (Oct. 8), the details align with the timing and details of allegations made on July 15 by Megan Thee Stallion.
The charges filed by the Los Angeles district attorney include personal use of a firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and assault with a semiautomatic firearm in the Hollywood Hills on July 12.
According to reports from the district attorney’s office, “The defendant and the 24-year-old victim got into an argument while riding in an SUV in the Hollywood Hills. The victim exited the vehicle and Peterson is accused of shooting several times at her feet and wounding her.”
When Megan Thee Stallion first went public with her allegations, she did not name her attacker. She disclosed that she had “suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me.”
Prior to the announcement of the charges, Lanez released a 16-track album on Sept. 25, where he denied shooting Megan Thee Stallion.
If convicted, Lanez faces up to 22 years in state prison. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct.13.
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