Tory Lanez gets arrested for violating court orders in Megan Thee Stallion case
On Tuesday, Lanez was taken into custody in Los Angeles for allegedly violating court orders by sharing evidence on social media.
According to Rolling Stone, Lanez was taken into custody at the hearing before being released on a $350,000 bond.
According to the presiding Judge David Herriford, the R&B singer defied the order against him by naming Megan directly on social media and by disclosing DNA evidence via a third-party Twitter user.
Judge Herriford said a tweet from the Canadian rapper in February directly addressed the 29-year-old Grammy winner, referring to a post from Lanez that reads, "Good D**k had me f**ked 2 best friends, and I got caught, that's what I apologized 4, it's sick how u Spun it tho."
Following the Daystar rapper's release, his lawyer Shawn Holley told People, "The DA requested that Mr. Peterson's bail be revoked or, in the alternative, that it be increased to $5 million. We are pleased that the Court rejected those outrageous requests."
In October 2020, Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, was charged with one felony count each for assault with a semiautomatic firearm, personal use of a firearm, and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle after he allegedly shot rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the foot after a party.
Peterson pled guilty to the charges and has since maintained his innocence.
Cover photo: Collage: screenshot/instagram/torylanez & theestallion