Tory Lanez Writes Open Letter to District Attorney Claiming “Wrongful Conviction”
Tory Lanez Writes Letter to District Attorney
Tory Lanez is continuing to maintain his innocence after being convicted in the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion.
On Friday, the incarcerated rapper wrote an open letter to L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón, in which he accused the deputy district attorneys of unlawfully hiding and suppressing exculpatory evidence that would have proven his innocence.
In the letter, Lanez claimed he was “robbed and deprived of a fair trial” and called on Gascón to “simply do what is fair and right by the laws of California, and most importantly in the eyes of God.” He also argued that his case is representative of the systemic injustices faced by Black and Hispanic minorities in the justice system.
Lanez’s lawyers plan to argue for a new trial during a May 8 hearing. The rapper is facing 22 years in prison and deportation.
Megan Thee Stallion recently spoke out for the first time since the guilty verdict, writing in an essay for ELLE that it was a “victory for every woman who has ever been shamed, dismissed, and blamed for a violent crime committed against them.”
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