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Tory Lanez’s Charges Have Not Been Dropped in Megan Thee Stallion Assault Case

Despite what you may or may not have seen being circulated in a few viral tweets, the charges against Tory Lanez in connection with the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion have not been dropped.

The tweets in question put forth a screenshot of a Los Angeles County-area court website as proof that the charges, to which Lanez previously pleaded not guilty, had been dropped. Notably, even if any of these charges had been dropped, it wouldn’t have actually been Megan dropping them (as stated in multiple tweeted claims this week) due to the fact Lanez was charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in the case.

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Image via Superior Court of California/County of Los Angeles

Per a rep from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the next court date for the case is now set for Feb. 25, following the originally reported hearing date of Jan. 20. When asked for additional comment, a rep for the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center court also confirmed that new case date, adding that the criminal case summaries being spread via screenshots typically provide only “limited information.”

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Image via Superior Court of California/County of Los Angeles

Also on Thursday, a rep for Lanez responded to the inaccurate viral reports:

In October of last year, the D.A. announced that Lanez had been charged with one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded, registered firearm in a vehicle. He was also confirmed at the time to be facing “a gun allegation and that he personally inflicted great bodily injury” on “a female friend in the Hollywood Hills.”

As reported in November, attorney Shawn Holley appeared in court on Lanez’s behalf in November to enter a plea of not guilty. That same month, Megan alleged that Lanez had offered her and a friend hush money if they agreed to not go public about the incident.

If the charges in question lead to a conviction for Lanez, he faces a possible max sentence of 22 years and eight months in state prison. 

Per: Complex

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