- Rapper Tory Lanez was taken into custody after a judge found that he violated protective orders in his felony assault case with Megan Thee Stallion
- This comes after Lanez posted a tweet last month that the judge said seemed to be clear messages to the Savage rapper.
- Lanez was released hours after he posted bail of $350 000.
On Tuesday, rapper Tory Lanez was taken into custody after a judge found that he violated protective orders in his felony assault case with Megan Thee Stallion.
The 29-year-old, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, was charged in October 2020 after allegedly shooting the Savage rapper in the foot earlier that year. He is facing one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and one count of carrying a loaded, concealed gun in a vehicle and is currently on bail. Lanez has denied the charges.
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According to Rolling Stone, Judge David Herriford revoked his prior bail of $250 000. He increased it to $350 000 after finding that he violated a court order forbidding him from contacting or harassing Megan or discussing any discovery in the case with outside parties.
This comes after Lanez posted a tweet last month that the judge said seemed to "be clear messages" to Megan, reports Buzzfeed. In addition, prosecutors voiced concern about a tweet by DJ Akademiks in February about the DNA evidence in the case.
Rolling Stone further reports that the judge added a condition of release that Lanez "cannot mention the complaining witness in this case in any social media."
Shawn Holley, Lanez's attorney, told E! News in a statement: "The DA requested that Mr Peterson's bail be revoked or, in the alternative, that it be increased to $5 million. We are pleased that the Court rejected those outrageous requests."
The rapper posted bail and was released hours later.
In a statement to Buzzfeed, Megan's attorney Alex Spiro said: "The self-serving noise, in this case, will not change the facts or prevent this case from proceeding."