Tory Lanez took to the streets of social media to make a public plea to Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón to “do what’s fair and right” as he seeks a new trial in the Megan Thee Stallion shooting case.
The letter, posted on Tory Lanez’s Instagram page comes almost two weeks before his attorneys argue a motion for a new trial.
The 30-year-old singer/rapper, who was convicted of felony assault in the 2020 shooting, is facing over 22 years in prison.
Tory proclaims he is an “innocent Black Man” and accused two other district attorneys of misusing their authority to “hide and suppress” any evidence that would have exonerated him.
“I was completely robbed and deprived of a fair trial,” he wrote.
Read Tory Lanez’s full statement below.
Dear George Gascon,
I write this message with the utmost humility, love, and respect for the remarkable stance you’ve taken in regards to fighting for the justice of Black and Brown minorities.
Today I take a stance as an innocent Black Man, wrongfully convicted of a crime I DID not commit.
I’ve watched 2 district attorneys from your office by the name of Kathy Ta and Alex Bott unlawfully misuse their authority to hide and suppress any and all exculpatory evidence that exonerates me, or furthers my innocence. I was completely robbed and deprived of a fair trial.
On May 8th, my lawyers will be arguing a motion for a new trial. Not only do I owe it to myself to fight for my freedom, but I owe it to my 6 year old child, my family, fans, and most importantly the hundred of thousand of Black and Hispanic minorities that cannot adequately fight for themselves.
For 3 years, the prosecution has manipulated a false narrative, that has left me with no choice but to expose, and make aware, the practices, the behind door deals, and the unjust system used to illegally convict me and countless other minorities.
We elected you because of your outstanding eminence in making fair and correct judgments in the use of people of color.
Mr. Gascon, I come to you today as a wrongfully convicted man, not asking for sympathy, nor compassion, but for you to simply do what is fair and right by the laws of California, and most importantly in the eyes of God.
The caption of the statement reads:
Until my court date I’ll be posting the OUTRAGEOUS & DISGUSTING INJUSTICES used against me by the PROSECUTION to get the conviction they so DESPERATELY wanted, DESPITE the evidence they knew existed.
See Tory Lanez’s original post below.
In a recent interview with ELLE, Megan Thee Stallion opened up about how her life has been in the wake of being shot by Tory Lanez.
I don’t want to call myself a victim. As I reflect on the past three years, I view myself as a survivor, because I have truly survived the unimaginable.
Not only did I survive being shot by someone I trusted and considered a close friend, but I overcame the public humiliation of having my name and reputation dragged through the mud by that individual for the entire world to see.
For years, my attacker laughed and joked about my trauma. For years, my attacker peddled false narratives about what happened on the night of July 12, 2020.
For years, my attacker tried to leverage social media to take away my power. Imagine how it feels to be called a liar every day? Especially from a person who was once part of your inner circle.