Tory Lanez has pled not guilty to assault with a semiautomatic handgun. Tory Lanez didn’t appear in court on Wednesday as part of the Megan Thee Stallion shooting case, but his lawyer did enter a not guilty plea on his behalf.The New York Daily News reported that Lanez pleaded not guilty to using a semiautomatic firearm to shoot and injure Megan. Neither of the rappers appeared in court, but Lanez’s lawyer Shawn Holley entered the plea for his client after a Los Angeles judge had ordered the Canadian rapper to stay 100 yards away from Meg and surrender any firearms.
He also faces a gun allegation and that he personally inflicted great bodily injury. At his first court appearance by phone, his bail was set and posted at $190,000, and he was ordered not to contact Megan and to surrender all of his guns. If convicted, the rapper faces a maximum state prison sentence of 22 years and eight months.
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In a recent interview with GQ, Megan claimed that Tory attempted to buy her silence. “[At this point] I’m really scared,” she explained, “because this like right in the middle of all the protesting. Police are just killing everybody for no reason, and I’m thinking, ‘I can’t believe you even think I want to take some money. Like, you just shot me.'”
Megan Thee Stallion is also due to release her new album Good News tomorrow, Nov. 20