Tory Lanez Ordered to House Arrest Pending Trial for Megan Thee Stallion Assault Case

The ruling follows the Brampton rapper's alleged involvement in an altercation with August Alsina in September

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Oct 27, 2022

A new ruling from a Los Angeles judge has ordered Brampton rapper Tory Lanez to house arrest until the trial for his alleged assault of Megan Thee Stallion.

According to The Los Angeles Times, the order comes in light of Lanez's alleged involvement in an altercation with August Alsina last month while the Canadian was out on bail in the Megan Thee Stallion case. Prosecutor Alexander Bott urged the ruling, telling Superior Court Judge David Herriford that the alleged incident with Alsina while on bail shows "a flagrant disregard for the court's orders."

While defence attorney Shawn Holley classified the Alsina altercation as "mere allegations" that have yet to be proven, a spokesperson for the L.A. County District Attorney's Office concluded yesterday (October 26) that Lanez was to be placed on house arrest by Friday (October 28) "as a result of his alleged altercation with August Alsina."

The house arrest will conclude upon Lanez's return to court for the Megan Thee Stallion assault trial on November 28.

Earlier this year, the rapper born Megan Pete tearfully recounted the alleged shooting for the first time on CBS This Morning. The alleged incident took place in July 2020. Lanez proceeded to be charged with assault that October, after which he pleaded not guilty. Last year, the accused rapper passed on a plea deal. In April of this year, he was handcuffed in court at a hearing for violating the terms of a protective order.

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