American musician Tory Lanez and his team have been quiet since he was found guilty of three charges connected to a 2020 shooting involving Megan Thee Stallion. For years, Lanez utilized the internet, interviews, and his music to ridicule Megan and disavow his accountability for her injuries. Despite this, his loyal fanbase remained supportive, and certain sources even defended him. Nevertheless, a jury eventually determined his guilt, and he is scheduled to be sentenced in a matter of days.
Meghan Cunniff, the journalist covering Lanez’s trial, has been providing ongoing coverage of the court proceedings. On February 24th, she provided further updates regarding the rapper’s sentencing, indicating that it may have been postponed.
“Tory Lanez is scheduled to be sentenced next Tuesday for shooting Megan Thee Stallion,” tweeted Cunniff. “The notice from LA Courts just now calls it only a ‘hearing.’ DA Alex Bott tells me, ‘No firm date yet but likely a date in late March to mid-April.’”
“This is not unexpected,” Cunniff continued. “Bott and his co-counsel Kathy Ta said in court last month that they would be willing to continue the sentencing again, depending on the availability of the trial transcripts that Lanez’s attorneys need for their motion for new trial.” Additionally, “The motion has not been filed. Motions like that are a lot of work. Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers got his sentencing delayed once so they could have time to put together their new trial motion, and they were Weinstein’s original trial counsel. Lanez has new lawyers post-trial.”
“There will still be a hearing Tuesday, in which we should learn the new sentencing date. Unless other issues come up, it could be a very brief hearing. Lanez should be there; Weinstein was in court on the day his sentencing was delayed. Judge has to ask him if he agrees to delay.”
After his conviction, Lanez apparently enlisted the services of several new lawyers. Some claimed that he was dissatisfied with the tactics employed by his previous trial lawyer. Nevertheless, it was subsequently observed that the previous lawyer was not responsible for handling appeals, and hence Lanez required new legal counsel for the forthcoming stage of his legal proceedings.
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