Bodyguard number Megan T. Stallion, who was scheduled to testify in Tori Lanez’s felony trial but who allegedly stopped responding to law enforcement this week, was to be confronted about an earlier statement she made to authorities incriminating Lanez.
The source tells Rolling Stone that bodyguard Justin Edison said in a witness statement that Lanez approached him at the rapper’s rented home in July 2020 a day after Megan was shot to apologize for hurting the “Savage” singer, which Lanez allegedly described as an alcohol-fueled accident. .
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Addison, who was not present at the time of the shooting, but who received a panicked text from Megan’s ex-boyfriend Kelsey Harris, which read: “Help/Tori shot meg/911” claimed in his statement that Lanez personally told him he was sorry for accidentally hitting him. Megan when he randomly fired several shots into the ground, the source said.
Edison and his attorney did not respond Rolling StoneRequesting comments on the location of or prior reporting to the authorities. Attempts to reach Lanes’ defense attorney as well as prosecutors were not immediately successful.
Late Friday night, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Alexander Bott asked Judge David Hereford to release Edison’s “body attachment” (a type of warrant). Both referred to Edison in his opening statement Monday, saying he expected Edison to take the witness stand and say he heard Lanes admit to being the triggerman.
Megan’s attorney, Alex Spiro, released a statement Saturday saying Edison stopped responding this week ahead of his expected deposition, but the search was not over.
“We recently learned that Justin Edison went missing shortly before his court appearance. The Los Angeles County District Attorney is currently investigating her disappearance and welcomes any information regarding her whereabouts,” Spiro said. Rolling Stone.
An LAPD spokeswoman said Saturday she had no information about a missing person investigation involving Edison.
Lanez, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, is facing three felony charges in the early morning hours of July 12, 2020, when he shot Megan in both legs.
He has pleaded not guilty to assault with a firearm causing great bodily injury, concealing a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and the recently added charge of grossly negligent discharge of a firearm.
If charged as an accused, then Single Prom The rapper faces up to 22 years and eight months in prison and further deportation because he is a Canadian citizen.
Megan, whose full name is Megan Peet, gave harrowing testimony on the witness stand Tuesday, saying the shooting left her with lasting physical and emotional injuries.
He recalls turning to find Peterson holding a gun and pointing it at him as he allegedly yelled, “Dance to the beach,” and shots rang out.
Harris also gave two days of tortured testimony on the witness stand, during which he recanted key elements of a detailed statement he gave to prosecutors in September. Harris confirmed he heard the gunshots but recanted his claim in September that he watched Peterson fire five times with a semiautomatic 9mm handgun into the open door of his Cadillac Escalade.
When Peterson’s attorney grilled him on cross-examination about his September statement, he asked if he was under the “impression” that if he told prosecutors what they “wanted to hear,” he could “get this case over with.”
Deputy District Attorney Alexander Bott said the matter challenges the “integrity” of the DA’s office and asked the court to allow the entire taped September interview for the jury. The judge granted the request, and jurors heard the 88-minute audio interview on Friday.
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