Tory Lanez Denied Bond in Appeal for Shooting Megan Thee Stallion

The Canadian MC also reportedly had words for legal reporter Meghann M. Cuniff

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BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Sep 14, 2023

Tory Lanez will serve his 10-year sentence in the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion in prison following the denial of a motion for bail.

Earlier this month (September 1), it was reported by legal affairs journalist Meghann M. Cuniff how attorneys for the Canadian artist born Daystar Peterson filed a motion to allow him to "live locally in the Los Angeles area" with his wife and their six-year-old son, and "continue his employment" as a recording artist amidst working to appeal the verdict.

That motion was denied by Judge David V. Herriford in a hearing this afternoon in Los Angeles, who cited Peterson's "violent felony," his "history of violating court orders" and his deportation risk as he is not a US citizen [via Rolling Stone].

Herriford had previously denied both the artist's request for probation after attorneys recommended Peterson should enter rehab for alcohol and drug addiction, and a request for a new trial made in May.

As electronic devices were prohibited in the courtroom, reporter Cuniff — now something of a minor internet celebrity from her reportage, if not her bob haircut — added further details following the decision, including how Peterson "grinned at his supporters" ahead of being led out.

Cuniff also claimed the artist directed choice words at her in the courtroom, sharing via X, "I didn't hear it and I'm still working to see if transcript has it, but I've confirmed Tory Lanez chose to use his final courtroom moments to profanely insult me, calling me 'a googly eyed bitch' as he looked at gallery. Conflicting reports on whether he named me."

After his sentence was handed down, Tory Lanez maintained his innocence in a personal statement shared via Instagram, writing, "I remain on the stance that I refuse to apologize for something I did not do."

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