Tory Lanez was taken into custody on Tuesday (April 5) after a judge found that he violated the protective order in the Megan Thee Stallion felony assault case.
A judge found that the singer/rapper’s greasy tweets aimed at Megan “continued to harass and intimidate” her especially after he was ordered, “not to mention the complaining witness in this case in any social media.”
Tory Lanez was also found in violation for allegedly leaking information to DJ Akademiks ahead of his February 23 hearing.
You may recall, Akademiks tweeted Tory’s DNA was not found on the gun involved in the Megan Thee Stallion shooting.
Tory was handcuffed in court and taken into custody.
His bail was increased from $250,000 to $350,000.
Rolling Stone reporter Nancy Dilion shared the scoop via Twitter.
Tory Lanez was handcuffed in court and remanded to custody until he posts new bail of $350,000 in Megan Thee Stallion felony assault case. Judge found him in violation of discovery protective order and personal contact order.
Judge David Herriford heard nearly an hour of argument about Lanez’s tweets and said some “seem to be clear messages” to Megan. He added new condition to Lanez’s release that he’s “not to mention the complaining witness in this case in any social media.” Trial date set for 9/14.
“The DA requested no bail, or in the alternative, $5 million bail, and the court rejected those arguments and increased bail to $350,000. And that bail is being posted now,” Lanez’s lawyer Shawn Holley tells Rolling Stone.
Lanez’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, argued that Lanez did not provide DJ Akademiks with any discovery in the case before Akademiks tweeted that “Tory Lanez DNA was not found on the weapon in the Meg Thee Stallion case.”
Holley confirmed the swab on the gun came back “inconclusive” with 4 contributors while the magazine swab “excluded” Lanez.
“If he had seen this document, he presumably would have got it right,” Holley said in court.
Bail bondsman just left after posting the new $350,000 amount, an increase from $250,000. Lanez should be released soon. His father still waiting outside courtroom. This all happens in courthouse.
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Tory’s last tweet before heading to court was:
I don’t know about you, but I will be so happy when this case is over and done with.
Source: Page Six