The embattled Superstar Tory Lanez has written an open letter to the Los Angeles County District Attorney asserting his innocence and that he was “illegally” convicted of shooting Megan Thee Stallion. The musician, now behind bars, shared a lengthy letter addressed to George Gascon on Instagram on Friday, April 21.
“I write this message with the utmost humility, love, and respect for the remarkable stance you’ve taken in regard to fighting for the justice of Black and brown minorities,” he began. “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 names of Kathy Ta and Alex Bott unlawfully misuse their authority to hide and suppress any exculpatory evidence that exonerates me or furthers my innocence. I was completely robbed and deprived of a fair trial.”
According to Lanez, he was defending his innocence for the sake of his friends, family, and six-year-old child. He added that he was left with “no choice but to expose and make aware, the practices, the behind-the-scenes dealings, and the unjust system used to convict me and other minorities illegally” because the prosecution had presented a “false narrative” of the circumstances leading up to the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion.
Tory Lanez stated in the post’s caption:
“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.”
Additionally, Tory Lanez called in the open letter and shared it to his Instagram account. After a public two-week trial in Los Angeles, the “Sorry 4 What” musician was found guilty in December on all counts related to shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the feet after a drunken argument in July 2020.
Daystar Peterson, also known as Tory, could spend up to 22 years and 8 months in prison before being deported to his native Canada. To allow Lanez’s legal team more time to prepare for a fresh trial, the sentencing process has been postponed. Meanwhile, Prosecution attorneys Alexander Bott and Kathy Ta responded to Lanez’s motion for a new trial by filing a Response to the Defendant’s Motion for a New Trial, contending that Lanez’s request “lacks substance.”