Tory Lanez may be on the cusp of striking a plea deal in his felony assault case, in which he stands accused of shooting rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
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According to Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney revealed that “meaningful discussions” had taken place at a hearing which was attended by Lanez’s defense team; talks that stand to possibly resolve the case and make it unnecessary to call witnesses at a scheduled December preliminary hearing.
Speaking on the matter, the DA told the publication: “we’re in possible settlement discussions.” It was stressed that if there is no settlement come the next court hearing on November 3 then “we’ll do the preliminary hearing sometime in December.”
Additional details were not provided. Although Lanez’s attorney Shawn Holley issued the following statement:
“As in every case, the lawyers for the parties discuss the possibility of resolving the case. This case is no different. That said, our position as to what did and did not happen in this matter remains unchanged, and Mr. Peterson’s plea of not guilty stands.”
Based on the severity of the original charge Lanez is facing, the performer (real name Daystar Peterson) is looking at up to 22 years in prison if convicted for the July 12 2020 assault on the femcee.
And while the matter remains all sorts of serious, Lanez – who has continued to release music since the incident – took to Twitter today with an arguably gloating message:
“Me at my house …. watching n*ggas on Twitter celebrating and thinking I’m going to jail “
Lanez recently saw his bail fee raised to $250,000 after violating a protection order, which mandates he stays a certain distance away from Megan.