Tory Lanez has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the feet.
Los Angeles prosecutors had asked a judge to give a 13-year sentence to the 31-year-old rapper-singer, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson. In a sentencing memorandum that along with the crimes for which he was convicted, the prosecutors mentioned that Tory had re-traumatized Megan with social media posts about the case that encouraged his more than 2 million followers to attack her.
Lawyers for Tory said that he should get only probation and be released from jail to enter a residential substance abuse program as the evidence that led to his conviction was “questionable at best.”
Tory was jailed after a Los Angeles jury in December found him guilty of three felonies: assault with a semiautomatic firearm, having a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.
Megan wasn’t in attendance at the sentencing hearings but did submit a pre-written statement that prosecutors read in court on Monday afternoon. “I struggle with being present. After everything that occurred I cannot bring myself back to being in the same room with Tory,” Megan wrote. “He paid bloggers to disseminate false information, he treated my trauma like a joke when I could’ve been dead. He blamed the system, he blamed the press, and as of late he is using his childhood trauma to justify his actions.”