A Los Angeles judge placed famous rapper Tory Lanez under house arrest until his trial against Megan Thee Stallion begins Nov. 28.
The judge’s order was issued during a court hearing Wednesday and stems from accusations that Lanez beat up R&B artist August Alsina during an altercation that unfolded in Chicago in September, according to TMZ. Lanez is accused of shooting famous artist Megan Thee Stallion during an altercation in 2020, according to CNN.
Tory Lanez is going to be spending a lot more time inside — a judge just placed him under house arrest until his trial against Megan Thee Stallion begins … and it all stems from an alleged incident with August Alsina. https://t.co/CqhchWBCpH
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 26, 2022
Prosecutors pushed for Lanez to be remanded into police custody for reportedly violating the conditions of his bail, citing that the alleged assault against Alsina proved he still posed a threat to public safety, according to TMZ. They argued that posting bail wouldn’t be sufficient in this case.
Shawn Holley, an attorney acting on behalf of Lanez, pushed back and argued that no charges were filed against Lanez in the Alsina incident, and that the details of the matter are nothing more than allegations, according to TMZ.
The judge heard both parties and ruled to have Lanez wear a GPS ankle monitor effective Friday. He is ordered to remain inside his residence on house arrest until the start of the trial to ensure that there is no further public risk or disturbance, according to TMZ. (RELATED: Rapper Accused Of Crashing Into Pregnant Woman And Leaving The Scene)
A judge has ordered Tory Lanez to be placed on house arrest while he awaits trial https://t.co/ExHct2zmZz
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 26, 2022
Lanez has pleaded not guilty in the case against Megan Thee Stallion, and has continued to maintain his innocence, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The District Attorney’s office previously issued a statement revealing that Lanez faces a possible maximum sentence of 22 years and 8 months in state prison if he is found guilty of the charges filed against him in the matter, according to CNN.