Megan the Stallion’s team believes Tory Lanez is trying to stage a ‘smear campaign’ against her in effort to discredit her claims — and now her lawyer is speaking out.
Megan’s attorney, Alex Spiro, said in a statement to Variety: “We have been made aware of manipulated text messages and invented email accounts that have been disseminated to the media in a calculated attempt to peddle a false narrative about the events that occurred on July the 12. A smear campaign can’t change the truth.”
A rep for Lanez denied that his camp is responsible for the emails, saying in a statement, “A representative of Tory strongly denies sending emails or otherwise creating a false narrative. The only commentary which has been made on this topic was the creative output on the album. We are investigating who could be sending these false emails and intend to take action against them.”
Variety received one of the emails cited by Megan’s reps, which linked to a three-minute video in which a man who claimed to be Lanez’s former bodyguard stated (rather awkwardly) that he had never seen Lanez be violent with women and “wouldn’t do nothing like” the accusations that have been leveled against him. TMZ, which first reported the news, posted a screen shot of an email from LIV nightclub in Miami that claims Megan’s management, Roc Nation, influenced the plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against Lanez, claiming he went on a menacing attack in the club, a claim Roc Nation has denied.
A source close to the situation tells Variety that law enforcement is in possession of the bullets that were removed from Megan’s foot.
Roc Nation declined to comment; a rep for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office did not immediately respond to Variety’s inquiry whether there has been any update to its most recent statement, which reads: “On July 24, our office asked law enforcement for further investigation before making a filing decision on a charge of felony assault with a semiautomatic firearm – personal use of a firearm, against Daystar Peterson [Lanez’s real name]”
This saga needs to come to an end.