Los Angles, CA – Tory Lanez appeared before an L.A. County judge via telephone on Tuesday (October 13) for his first hearing regarding the Megan The Stallion shooting incident.
The Canadian rapper was charged with felony assault last week and was supposed to have his initial arraignment Tuesday morning. But Lanez’s attorney Shawn Holley asked for a continuance and it was granted. Therefore, Lanez didn’t enter a guilty or not guilty plea.
Megan did score a small victory as a result of the hearing though. TMZ reports the judge issued a protective order against Lanez, which means he’s now required to stay at least 100 yards away from Megan and have zero contact with her.
Lanez bail was reportedly set at $190,000, which he’ll be posting with a bondsman at the hearing.
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The protective order arrives on the same day Megan published an op-ed with the New York Times titled “Megan Thee Stallion: Why I Speak Up For Black Women.” While she doesn’t get too specific about what happened on July 12, the night the shooting occurred, she did explain why she was initially hesitant to identify Lanez as the triggerman.
“My initial silence about what happened was out of fear for myself and my friends,” she wrote. “Even as a victim, I have been met with skepticism and judgment. The way people have publicly questioned and debated whether I played a role in my own violent assault proves that my fears about discussing what happened were, unfortunately, warranted.”
As Lanez mentioned numerous times on his 17-track DAYSTAR album, he “ain’t do it.” On Friday (October 9), Lanez promised the truth will prevail, once again asserting his innocence.
“[Time] will [tell]… and the truth will come to the light,” he wrote on Twitter. “I have all faith in God to show that … love to all my fans and people that have stayed true to me & know my heart … a charge is not a conviction. If you have supported me or meg thru this, I genuinely appreciate u.”
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⏰ will 🗣 … and the truth will come to the light … I have all faith in God to show that … love to all my fans and people that have stayed true to me & know my heart … a charge is not a conviction . If you have supported me or meg thru this , I genuinely appreciate u .
— Tory Lanez (@torylanez) October 9, 2020