Tory Lanez was hand-cuffed and detained during a court hearing in Los Angeles on Tuesday for violating court orders in the criminal case over his alledged shooting of Megan Thee Stallion in 2020.
According to Billboard, Judge David Herriford ruled that certain social media posts from Lanez had breached court orders that required him to avoid any contact with Stallion as the case proceeds.
The judge increased bail from $250,000 to $350,000 and ordered Lanez into custody until he paid the extra $100,000. Lanez was released later in the day after he posted the bail money.
A trial date has now been set for September 24. Lanez’s attorney Shawn Holley said the prosecutors had wanted the singer’s bail to be revoked or be increased to $5 million and added they are pleased that the court rejected the requests.
Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, is accused of one count of assault with a firearm and another gun possession charge over the July 2020 incident, in which he allegedly shot Stallion during an argument after a pool party in the Hollywood Hills.
Stallion initially told police officers that she cut her foot stepping on broken glass, but days later revealed that she had suffered a gunshot wound. She then accused Lanez through Instagram in August that year.
During a hearing in December 2021, a police detective testified that Stallion had told him that Lanez yelled “Dance, bitch!” as he opened fire around her feet.
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