The verdict in the assault trial of Megan Thee Stallion vs Rapper Tory Lanez has finally come out. Lanez has been found guilty and has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for Megan Thee Stallion. The verdict came on this Tuesday after Lanez was convicted on three counts at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center. The Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David Herriford sentenced him for seven years. Moreover, as per the sources, the rapper has sixty days to file his notice of appeal. Let’s find out more details about this case.
Tory Lanez previously sentenced to 13 years
Previously in a trial in June, the 31-year-old was sentenced to 13 years as per the recommendation of prosecutors. However, his lawyers asked for a prohibition of three years although he was presumed ineligible for probation.
The rapper has been behind bars since Dec. 23, 2022, as the jury convicted him of first-degree assault. However, during his hearing he defended himself saying, Megan is “someone I still care for dearly to this day.”
Later on, talking about his bond with the ‘Body’ rapper, he said, ‘”We both lost our mothers. We would sit there and drink, and drink until we got numb.”
“As a celebrity, I’ve made mistakes but your honor, I’m not standing in front of you as a celebrity but as someone asking for a chance,” Lanez said.
“A common misconception is that I have no remorse, which is not true,” the rapper said. “Everything I did wrong that night I take full responsibility for. I will do better.”
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón released a statement after the sentence and praised the ‘Sweet Pie” rapper.
“Over the past three years, Mr. Peterson has engaged in a pattern of conduct that was intended to intimidate Ms. Pete. and silence her truths from being heard,” the statement reads. “Women, especially Black women, are afraid to report crimes like assault because they are too often not believed.”
Moreover, it added, “I commend Megan Pete for her incredible bravery and vulnerability as she underwent months of probing investigation and court appearances where she had to relive her trauma and the public scrutiny that followed. This case highlighted the numerous ways that our society must do better for women.”