Tory Lanez will not be taking the stand in his ongoing felony assault trial against Megan Thee Stallion. According to LA Times reporter James Queally said that closing arguments in the trial occured yesterday.
He tweeted, “Tory Lanez will not take the stand. Both sides have rested and the jury was given instructions this morning,.Closing arguments will begin this afternoon at 130pm.”
Meanwhile, Tory's driver Quan showed up to court. Queally tweeted, “Jaquan Smith, Tory’s driver, was present and on defense witness list but prosecutors asked for a continuance past the Christmas break if he was to testify, per defense attorney George Mgdesyan.” He continued, “At his clients request not to delay proceedings, Mgdesyan declined to call him.”
Other reports said that Tory's music could have been used in the trial if he had been called to the stand. Law & Crime writer Meghann Cuniff reported that Judge Herriford declared Tory’s discography “fair game,” with District Attorney Alexander Bott naming the singer/rapper’s video “CAP” as potential evidence.
In the video, Tory is seen “butchering horse feet, clearly directed at Megan.”
Tory Lanez faces three charges related to the alleged shooting: felony assault with a semiautomatic firearm, possession of a concealed, unregistered firearm and discharging a firearm with gross negligence. He’s pleaded not guilty to all three.
If convicted, he faces a maximum of 22 years and eight months in prison, as well as deportation to Canada.