Megan’s former assistant Thee Stallion took the witness stand at Tory Lanez’s trial yesterday (December 14) and appeared to retract an earlier statement that the rapper had threatened her with a gun.
Lanez (real name Daystar Peterson) is accused of shooting Megan (real name Megan Pete) in the leg in July 2020 during a dispute that occurred after a pool party at reality star Kylie Jenner’s home in California.
He faces three felony counts, all of which he denies: one count of assault with a semi-automatic firearm; one count of carrying an unregistered, loaded, concealed firearm in a vehicle, and a third count of grossly negligent discharge of a firearm.
If convicted, Lanez faces a possible sentence of 22 years and eight months in prison, as well as deportation, because he is a Canadian citizen.
After Pete himself testified earlier this week and spoke of depression and suicidal thoughts due to the stress of the incident and subsequent trial, Kelsey Harris – a former assistant and former friend of the rapper – took the stand in a Los Angeles courtroom. Angeles yesterday.
After reports early in the trial that Harris was to testify that she saw Lanez fire the gun that injured Pete, prosecutors revealed on the first day of her plea that she gave an interview in September in which she claimed Lanez had threatened her shooting earlier. of Pete’s alleged shooting.
According to Rolling Stone, after confirming that he made the statement in a September interview, Harris said that some of the statements he made were “not accurate” and that he lied about the truth to “protect himself.”
“Some of the things I mentioned were not accurate,” he said. “The night was a blur. We were under the influence.”
Harris told police he allegedly heard Lanez say “I’m going to shoot you” before he reached “like he was going to get something” from inside the car.
After saying in the interview that she saw Lanez “point the gun directly but always at Megan,” Harris recanted her story yesterday, testifying in court that she did not see the shooting at all.
On Pete, from whom she is now estranged, Harris said: “She has painted the picture that I betrayed her, she has painted the picture that I was a bad person, that I was a bad friend, that I took frivolous money. There are many lies. .”
Assuring Assistant District Attorney Kathy Ta that there were “allegations [Harris] shot Megan,” he said several times that they were “strange.
Ta then asked Harris if he remembered making the claim that Lanez had threatened to shoot him. “Do I have to answer that?” she replied, before invoking her fifth amendment right and not taking any further questions.
Harris testifies again today (December 15).
Earlier this month, Lanez was released on house arrest at the discretion of the judge to prepare for trial. It originally involved two charges: one for assaulting Pete with a semi-automatic firearm and another for carrying an unregistered, loaded, concealed firearm in a vehicle.
Lanez pleaded not guilty to the charges. Prosecutors then filed a third count of grossly negligent discharge of a firearm.