Updated: Apr 6
Tory Lanez was taken into custody Tuesday noon and now released after $350,000 bond.
Tory Lanez Released on $350k Bond After Judge Finds Lanez in Violation of Protective Order in Megan Thee Stallion Alleged Assault Case
The Toronto native was arrested in court over Megan Thee Stallion tweets.
Tory, born Daystar Peterson, appeared in court in Los Angeles today (April 5) for the preliminary hearing regarding the July 12, 2020 allegedly shooting Megan Thee Stallion left with gunshot wounds at the back of her feet.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David Herriford ordered Lanez, not to mention Megan "directly or indirectly," saying that the tweets Lanez sent while Media personality DJ Akademiks made allegations about the DNA evidence in the case seemed to "be clear messages" to Megan.
Prosecutors had asked the court to revoke Lanez's bail entirely, sending him to jail as he awaits trial, or to increase it to $5 million, but the judge said those options were excessive. Lanez, who appeared to smirk as he was placed in handcuffs in the courtroom on Tuesday, was immediately taken into custody to be processed on the new bail. He was released about five hours later and drove off in a Lamborghini, according to Nancy Dillion, Rolling Stone reporter at the scene.
Tory Lanez was released from jail on bond, via confirm Nancy Dillon reports.
A trial start date is currently scheduled for Sept. 14.
Lanez, 29, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, is charged with one count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a concealed, loaded, and unregistered firearm in a vehicle. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 22 years and eight months in prison.