Tory Lanez pleads with Judge during failed appeal attempt

Tory Lanez’s attempts to stay out of jail have reached a desperate stage as the host threw away his pride to beg for mercy.

The Canadian made headlines for trying to sway the legal system in his favor after a jury found him guilty in 2022. The conviction came in the Megan Thee Stallion shooting trial, a legal battle that began in 2020.

Fighting for a second chance to prove his alleged innocence, the 30-year-old and his lawyer tried to get a judge to grant their request for a new trial. Please read on to learn more about their courtroom meltdown.

Tory Lanez plays the victim card by pleading for sympathy in appeals case

Tory Lanez performs at The Forum in England

On Monday, May 8, the Brampton native appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom to enter a motion for a new trial. Details of the “LUV” rapper’s appeal hearing were shared by journalist Meghann Cuniff, who tweeted about the legal showdown.

explained the media personality that Judge David Herriford presided over the case and heard arguments from the father’s defense team. Lanez was represented by attorneys Matthew Barhoma and Jose Baez, along with a female attorney who was not identified by the reporter.

Cuniff noted regarding the defendant’s motion for a new trial that points from the Juno Award winner’s legal representatives were “all over the place.” However, one of Baez’s statements caught the journalist’s attention.

According to the criminal defense attorney, the court did not have to consider the events between Lanez, Megan and Kylie Jenner before the shooting. The founder of One Umbrella is said to have “walked” between the two women at the beauty mogul’s house.

Sharing the lawyer’s words, the legal reporter wrote on Twitter, “DA tried to make Lanez out to be a misogynistic rapper, and his testimony about getting between Megan and Kylie played a part in that,” Baez said.

Surprisingly, the 52-year-old attorney sought to dismiss his client’s two-fold charges while failing to mention that his client’s “entire defense was that Kelsey shot Megan in a jealous rage over their shared romantic interest in Lanez.”

The “Say It” rapper’s defense team apparently had holes in their arguments, as Cuniff shared that a hilarious moment in court. A representative for the record producer confidently claimed that the judges should not have heard the name “Tory Lanez” because it was a “creative expression”.

But Judge Herriford shut down the idea and called out the lawyer for repeatedly referring to the Canadian as “Tory Lanez” during the trial. After some back-and-forth, the appeal case ended with the 30-year-old trying to win sympathy.

“The court let the day go. Judge Herriford will announce his sentence tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Tory Lanez spoke to him before he was led away in handcuffs,” the journalist revealed.“Please don’t ruin my life.” i could be your son I could be your brother, Lanez told the judge, who is Black.

As for the judge’s response to the sympathy card, the media personality revealed that Lanez’s cries for help did not cause a “commotion.” But the sheriff’s deputy told the father of one to keep quiet until Herriford responded as the host was led out of the courtroom.

The BET Award nominee’s lawyer claimed the rapper’s case was based on misleading eyewitness accounts

Days earlier, Baez updated her Instagram story with posts about false witness statements. The criminal lawyer suggested that his client might be among the unfortunate souls convicted of misleading testimony.

Tory Lanez's attorney claims false testimony on appeal

“Mistaken eyewitness identifications have contributed to over 375 misdemeanor convictions in the United States being overturned by post-conviction DNA evidence,” the lawyer claimed in his post.

Following that message, Baez shared a screenshot of a courtroom conversation. In the alleged conversation, a lawyer witnessed what happened the night Megan was shot.

The conversations seemed to discredit Lanez’s involvement in the shooting, as the bystander had no recollection of what happened. When asked to explain the rapper’s actions, the alleged witness’ response was:

“I just saw that he was angry. Shouted. And he—then—he then—then the flashes came from him. I never saw a gun. I want to be clear.”

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