Tory Lanez Allegedly Regrets Not Testifying During Megan Thee Stallion Shooting Trial

Tory Lanez Allegedly Regrets Not Testifying During Megan Thee Stallion Shooting Trial

Tory Lanez reportedly isn’t pleased with how his then-lawyer chose to handle his trial for allegedly shooting Megan Thee Stallion and is going through the worst days of his life behind bars

Recently, a source revealed that Tory Lanez is regretting his decision to follow his former attorney’s (George Mgdesyan) counsel to not take the stand amid the controversial legal event. In fact, he allegedly feels as though he was poorly advised and that he didn’t have the opportunity to accurately represent his stance in the case.

Tory Lanez

If you didn’t know, in 2020, Tory Lanez allegedly shot Houston rapstress Megan Thee Stallion in the feet, which sparked national mayhem. Last month, a jury found the Canadian crooner guilty of three felonies: assault with a semiautomatic firearm, vehicle possession of a loaded, unregistered firearm, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.

According to reports, Lanez “eagerly” wanted to testify during the trial but ultimately opted not to. Prosecutors noted that they were seeking to bring in evidence that could potentially “impeach” Lanez if he’d gone under oath, seemingly prompting Lanez’s legal team to advise him not to do so.

Megan Thee Stallion

However, the 30-year-old has since brought on a new defense team, who’s out to give Lanez another shot at proving his self-proclaimed innocence. Reportedly, Suge Knight’s ex-lawyer, David Kenner, and attorney Jose Baez — who previously represented Casey Anthony and the late Aaron Hernandez — have joined Lanez’s criminal fight.

When speaking of Lanez’s motion for a trial do-over, David Kenner said,

“[It] will rely heavily on what we believe to be mistakes made in the previous trial.”

He added:

“There is another side of the story at trial which has yet to be told, and we look forward to doing so.”

David Kenner, Suge Knight

David Kenner’s longtime client Suge Knight briefly offered his sentiments on the ongoing situation, suggesting that the jail life isn’t something he thinks Lanez–or anyone, for that matter–could handle too well.

“Right now, Tory is probably going through [the] worst days of life, because the county jail [is] so horrible and dirty. The food is garbage, the cell is freezing. It’s dirty and nasty.”

He continued,

“You could be sitting in your bed at night, and a rat might run across your chest, or it might bite you. Roaches [are] all over your bed.”

Although Suge Knight indicated that Kenner was the right person for the job, he also extended his empathy to Megan Thee Stallion.

“I understand what Magain goes through because when Tupac [Shakur] and I got shot in Vegas. I got a fragment and a bullet an inch to my skull today. They didn’t remove it because they said if it went another inch I’d have been a vegetable or dead.”

He concluded,

“So, I know what it’s like when people say, ‘You didn’t get shot, this didn’t happen, she’s lying.’ They accused me of stuff [too].”

Suge Knight

Despite his conviction, attorney Jose Baez appears to be aware of how troublesome things are for Lanez at the moment but hopes for a new dawn. He recently said:

“As you may know, Tory has never been convicted of a crime, and he has never had to deal with the circumstances that he’s dealing with. So, the adjustment that he’s going through is new to him. To his credit, he’s listening to his lawyers.”

Jose Baez expressed,

“He’s an incredibly articulate young man. In all of that, there are things that–certainly in the trial–he wished had gone the other way. He’s trying his best to adjust to everything, and in light of the fact that he’s never been in this situation before, it’s a really tough process to go through.”

Jose Baez

Lanez’s next court date is scheduled for February 28. If his appeal is denied, the singer could face nearly 22 years behind bars and mandated deportation.

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Authored by: Ashley Blackwell