#ToryLanez HANDCUFFED after judge says he VIOLATED protective orders in #MeganTheeStallion case! [details]

Tory Lanez was handcuffed and remanded into custody in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday. A judge found he violated pre-trial protective orders in his felony assault case involving allegations he shot Megan Thee Stallion in her feet during a drunken dispute nearly two years ago.

The “Say It” rapper had a bondsman with him in the courthouse and was expected to gain a speedy release by posting his new bail of $350,000. Judge David Herriford set the new higher bail after hearing nearly an hour of argument and finding that Lanez had violated court orders prohibiting him from contacting or harassing Megan or sharing any discovery in the case.

Lanez, who has pleaded not guilty, appeared in court wearing a black tuxedo jacket over a black turtleneck. He was accompanied by his father and several friends.

His lawyer, Shawn Holley, argued that Lanez did not provide a third-party Twitter user and YouTube personality known as DJ Akademiks with any discovery in the case before Akademiks tweeted in February that “Tory Lanez DNA was not found on the weapon in the Meg Thee Stallion case.”

Holley confirmed in open court that the swab on the gun came back “inconclusive” with four contributors, so the Akademiks tweet was “incorrect.” “If he had seen this document, he presumably would have got it right,” she argued. Holley further confirmed that the swab on the gun’s magazine “excluded” Lanez.

“The DA requested no bail or, in the alternative, $5 million bail, and the court rejected those arguments and increased bail to $350,000. And that bail is being posted now,” Holley tells Rolling Stone.

The high-profile case is now speeding toward a tentative Sept. 14 trial after a prior judge decided at a preliminary hearing in December that prosecutors had enough evidence to warrant calling a jury. [Rolling Stone]


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