Tory Lanez was ordered to stay far away from Megan Thee Stallion and any firearms Tuesday during his first court hearing on charges he wounded the “Savage” singer’s feet in a July shooting. His criminal lawyer Shawn Holley asked the court to delay his arraignment until Nov. 18, and the judge agreed.
Troubled hip-hop star Tory Lanez has been slapped with a restraining order to keep his distance from Megan Thee Stallion.
The “Say It” rapper, real name Daystar Peterson, appeared via phone for a Los Angeles court hearing on Tuesday (13Oct20), when he was set to be arraigned on assault and firearms charges linked to a summer shooting incident which left Megan injured.
Tory did not enter a plea as originally planned, as his attorney, Shawn Holley, was granted her request for a continuance.
However, the judge overseeing the case did issue a protective order against the Canadian artist, demanding he refrain from any contact with Megan, and stay at least 100 yards (91.44 metres) away, according to TMZ.
Tory was also ordered to surrender any guns he owns, as his bail was set at $190,000 (£147,000).
The Los Angeles Country District Attorney also claims Tory inflicted great bodily injury on Megan, who required surgery on her feet following the attack.
The rappers and their friends had left a Hollywood Hills party in the same car in July when they clashed and Megan insisted on walking home. She identified Tory as the shooter in a video post on social media after the news hit headlines.
Tory has denied the accusations, and in a Twitter post on Friday, he declared the “truth” would come out in court as he reminded fans, “A charge is not a conviction.”
His court hearing took place on the same day an op-ed Megan had written for The New York Times was published, explaining why she will continually speak up for black women.
Daystar was charged last Thursday, and could face up to 22 years and eight months in prison if convicted, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.