Tory Lanez’s lawyer asks to delay the hearing date of the Megan Thee Stallion case
Tory Lanez’s attorney has asked the judge for more time in the midst of her ongoing trial with Megan Thee Stallion.
Here is everything you need to know.
Tory Lanez’s attorney asks to postpone trial date in Megan Thee Stallion case
According to Rolling Stone lead reporter Nancy Dillon, Tory Lanez did not show up for her pre-trial hearing. It took place in a Los Angeles court on Thursday, July 28.
However, during the proceedings, the rapper’s attorney, Shawn Holley, requested that the original trial date be pushed back, which was set for September 14. He cited the reason as being a “potential conflict” in an unrelated case allegedly involving Megan Thee Stallion.
Dillon took to Twitter to provide updates on Lanez’s hearing. She wrote: ‘Tory did not attend. Her attorney has asked to postpone the September 14 trial in Megan Thee Stallion’s assault case due to possible conflicts with an unrelated case she is on. The judge called it “premature” to suspend the trial. Check back on 8/12 to see if the conflicts are cleared up.’
In other words, the judge neither allowed nor denied the attorney’s request.
Additionally, all parties must return to court on August 12, when the judge will determine whether the disputes have been resolved. They will also decide whether or not the trial should be delayed.
What happened between Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion?
On July 12, 2020, Tory Lanez was charged with assault after Megan Thee Stallion accused the rapper of shooting her.
The Texas-native singer claims she was traveling that night with Kelsey Harris, Lanez and their bodyguard.
Megan added that an argument broke out between them after she said she no longer wanted to go on the field trip.
The 27-year-old diva continued that when she got out of the vehicle, Lanez yelled at her, ‘dance, bitch,’ and shot her in the feet.
In addition, the 30-year-old Canadian singer was initially booked for carrying a concealed weapon. However, after investigation, his charges were upgraded to a felony count of assault with a semi-automatic weapon.
Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson popularly recognized as Tory Lanez pleaded not guilty in November 2020. The rapper continues to maintain his innocence to date.
The Savage singer spoke about the incident in a previous interview.
She said: ‘I still have bullet fragments in my feet at the moment. I was so scared that I wouldn’t be able to continue being Megan Thee Stallion.’