Published On: Wed, Aug 9th, 2023

Megan Thee Stallion’s Shooter Tory Lanez gets 10 Years in Jail

Tory Lanez and Megan

According to CNN, the Department of the District Attorney for Los Angeles County said on Tuesday that Tory Lanez, the man who was found guilty of attacking singer Megan Thee Stallion to death in the year 2020, received a sentence of 10 years in jail.

According to what the Los Angeles City District Attorney’s Office informed CNN at the time, a Los Angeles court convicted Lanez convicted of three counts relating to the killing of fellow rap Stallion in the hills of Hollywood in July of 2020. The shooting occurred in July of that year.

Prosecutors say that Lanez entered a not-guilty plea to the charges of attack with a rapid firearm, having a loaded unlicensed firearm in an automobile, and discharging a weapon with gross negligence. Lanez had been charged with all three of these offenses.

The jury decided to find him guilty on all three charges.

Stallion claimed Lanez of firing her in the leg after she left a vehicle they were riding in during an altercation. The fight had taken place while they were riding together.

During a news conference that took place after the court hearing on Tuesday, the District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles, George Gascón, detailed how Lanez sought to “silence” Stallion when she reported him of firing her in the year 2020.

According to Gascón, throughout the course of the past 3 years, [Lanez] has participated in a pattern of behavior with the intention of intimidating [Stallion], silencing her, and preventing her from defending herself and revealing the truth.

“[Stallion] stayed strong and revealed his memories of that terrible evening with both the jury members and the world,” the district prosecutor continued. “In spite of the physical assault, verbal assaults, and attempts to publicly humiliate him, [Stallion] stayed strong.”

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According to Gascón, the prominent role that Stallion has in the entertainment industry has helped to shine a light on the critical problem of violence against women.

There are a lot of people within our community who are afraid to speak up when they are subjected to acts of violence on a daily basis by people they are close to, and this is one of the reasons why they are subjected to these acts. He remarked that he hoped individuals who felt hopeless would be given a glimmer of optimism by Stallion’s bravery.

A section of the statement that Stallion had made in court on Monday was also read out loud by Gascón at this time.

Every day, I reflect on the fact that there are other people all around the world that have been victims of violence but managed to survive. It is the feeling of complete and utter helplessness, especially when you begin to wonder whether or not the legal system can actually protect you. To my good fortune, the office of the district attorney battled on my behalf.

I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to both of them as well as the jury for paying heed to the proof and choosing the side that was correct. But if that can happen to me, think what it’s like for people who don’t have the resources or support networks available to assist them, Stallion reportedly said to the district attorney.

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At the press conference, Lanez’s attorney, Jose Baez, was also present, and he described the sentence his client was given as “extremely severe.”

A sentence of ten years in prison is extremely harsh, and it is yet another illustration of someone receiving punishment for their famous status and of someone being used as a tool to deliver a message. Baez pointed out that the individual in question is a person and not an illustration of anything.

According to Baez, Lanez is extremely upset and depressed as a result of the announcement of the punishment, just as any other individual would be.

As the law permits Lanez to be free on bail during an appeal, they expect to submit an application for release in the matter as they plan to appeal, he added. Since the law permits such a thing.

In an essay published in April by Elle, the singer known as “Savage” discussed the incident.

She stated at the time, “As I think on the past 3 years, I view myself as a survivor because I’ve truly endured the unimaginable.”

She spoke about overcoming the public shame caused by having her name as well as reputation pulled through the filth by the person in question for everybody to see, referring to the societal media-driven spread campaign that started soon after the incident and portrayed Stallion as a liar.

People not believing me was never a concern, she wrote, but she had faith that what was true and the evidence would ultimately win out.