Sources familiar with Tory Lanez’s felony assault trial tell Rolling Stone that one of Megan Thee Stallion’s bodyguards was expected to testify about a prior statement to law enforcement implicating Tory Lanez.
Justin Edison, who has since stopped responding to authorities, previously told police that Tory Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, came up to him the day after the shooting and apologized for injuring Megan. According to the statement, he acknowledged accidentally hitting Megan while randomly firing shots at the ground.
Edison was not present when the shooting occurred but was the recipient of a text from the “Savage” rapper’s ex-friend Kelsey Harris asking for help. “Help/Tory shot meg/911,” the text reportedly read.
Neither Edison nor his attorney responded to a request for comment from the outlet. Edison’s whereabouts are currently unknown. He failed to appear in court on Friday, where he was supposed to testify about his witness statement.
Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Alexander Bott asked Judge David Herriford to release the “body attachment,” which is a type of warrant that would compel Edison to appear in court.
“We recently learned that Justin Edison went missing right before he was scheduled to appear in court,” Meg’s attorney, Alex Spiro, said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “ The L.A. District Attorney is currently looking into his disappearance and welcomes any information on his whereabouts.”
Tory Lanez is facing three felony charges, including assault with a firearm, concealing a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence in connection to the July 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. He pleaded not guilty to all of the charges and faces more than 22 years in prison if convicted.