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Megan Thee Stallion: A Victim, Not a Defendant. “Every Man in a Position of Power in the Music Industry Has Taken His Side.”

MEGAN THEE STALLION LEAVING COURT IN PURPLE PANT SUIT AND SHADES

December 23, 2022 | Kali Girl

In the highly publicized case involving rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez, the hip hop community eagerly awaits the verdict. The incident, which took place in California two years ago, was reportedly fueled by ego and fame. According to Rolling Stone, prosecutor claims that Tory Lanez, known for his “massive ego,” became angry after being disrespected and abandoned by Megan Thee Stallion on the side of the road and responded by firing a semiautomatic pistol at her, hitting her in both feet. He then allegedly tried to “manipulate” Megan into remaining silent about the incident.

On December 13th, Megan, 27, testified in the trial and shared her frustration with the way the case has progressed, particularly among male musicians. Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Kathy Ta was present during Megan’s testimony.

“Every man in a position of power in the music industry has taken his side,” said Megan, referring to the support Lanez has received in the time since the incident.

“Not a day goes by without being called a liar,” she continued. “This whole thing is about who I was having sex with, not who shot me, and I don’t know why.”

According to prosecutors, Lanez allegedly shot and injured rapper Megan Pete during an argument while riding in an SUV in the Hollywood Hills. Dr. Lee Haruno, the chief orthopedic resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, testified in court on Thursday, describing the injuries Pete sustained and presenting X-rays as evidence. Haruno stated that he assisted in surgery on Pete’s feet, where she received stitches and was hospitalized overnight following the shooting on July 12, 2020. The X-rays reportedly showed bullet fragments on the back of both of Pete’s heels.

According to KABC, “I couldn’t walk for a while … I had nerve damage … I still have nerve damage,” Pete said during her testimony as she described her injuries.

During the trial, Lanez’s defense lawyer attempted to undermine Megan’s credibility and argued that the absence of DNA linking Lanez to the 9mm handgun found near him was sufficient to acquit the singer due to reasonable doubt. The defense also focused heavily on Megan’s sexual relationships during their arguments.

“He said this case was about sexual relationships. That’s not true. This case has always been about the shooting,” Ta argued. “Why did the defense do this? He wants to play on age-old prejudices and biases. But you are all better than that.”

“There is not a day that goes by where somebody is not calling me a liar or is not shaming me for being a grown woman and having sex,” Megan said in the testimony projected on a screen and read aloud by the prosecutor.

During the trial, Ta slammed Lanez’s defense lawyer, George Mgdesyan, for mentioning the names of other famous men in his closing argument who he alleged had sexual relationships with Megan, according to Yahoo.

“He said this case was about sexual relationships. That’s not true. This case has always been about the shooting,” Tat argued. “Why did the defense do this? He wants to play on age-old prejudices and biases. But you are all better than that.”

According to the prosecutor, the case at hand has nothing to do with anyone’s personal life and sexual activities. Instead, it’s all about the evidence and testimony provided in court. The prosecutor alleges that it was Lanez’s fragile ego that prompted the shooting, stating that Megan’s perceived disrespect towards Lanez’s rapping abilities and decision to leave him caused him to become angry and attempt to assert his dominance. In the prosecutor’s words, Lanez’s ego was so fragile that he couldn’t handle being disrespected and felt the need to show Megan who was in charge.

Following a presentation of both sides of the argument, a diverse jury of 12 – comprised of 5 men and 7 women – took three hours on Thursday to consider the case. Tory Lanez, was found guilty on three felony charges, including assault with a semiautomatic handgun, carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.

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