Tory Lanez was seated at the criminal courts of Los Angeles County, also known as the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, on July 9. This court appearance was meant to be the first step in determining if there is enough evidence to proceed to the pre-trial phase. Tory, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, does not live in Los Angeles, so he and his team had to fly out.
Megan Thee Stallion went on national television with Gayle King to detail what precisely transpired the night she was shot in the foot— of course, she has named Tory as her shooter, a claim Tory has vehemently denied. Tory’s lawyers responded to this type of widely recognized publicity by saying;
“I’ve received numerous emails from producers of the show asking Mr. Peterson to come on and give his side of the story. Obviously, he hasn’t done that and is not going to do that. I also want to indicate that Mr. Peterson, out of concern that there might be some suggestion that he had something to do with anything being leaked, has refused to accept any discovery in this case.”
The DA also brought up DJ Akademiks’ involvement to the social media debate around the shooting, despite Akademiks previously stating that it was Roc Nation (i.e. Megan’s side) that released the information.