Tory Lanez Violated Restraining Order, Judge Rules, Slipknot's Corey Taylor Urges Fans To Get Vaccinated
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Canada’s Tory Lanez violated a protective order when he appeared at a music festival last month, a judge has ruled.
The Brampton, Ont. native, who lives in Florida, must pay an additional $60,000 U.S. in bail, bringing the total to $250,000 U.S.
Los Angeles judge Keith H. Borjon decided on Monday that Lanez violated a protective order issued last October that states he can’t come within 100 yards of Megan Thee Stallion, who Lanez is accused of shooting in the foot on July 12, 2020.
The rapper joined DaBaby on stage during his set at Rolling Loud in Miami Gardens, Florida – where Megan Thee Stallion also performed.
“The sheer amount of effort it required to get to this venue and do everything that he did, I think that speaks volumes about his conduct,” argued prosecutor Kathy Ta. “It wasn’t by chance and it wasn’t a situational situation, it was by design.”
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Judge Borjon scolded Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, for the violation. “You’re facing years in prison, over 22 years in prison. They could have filed an additional charge based on violating the protective order because that’s a violation of law as well,” he said.
“You do not want to be doing things like this, sir. You have the means and the wherewithal and a lot of smart people around you to advise you as to how you should be conducting your life so we don’t have to have hearings like this.”
Lanez was charged last October with assault with a firearm and possession of an unregistered gun. He pleaded not guilty the following month.
The protective order also bars Lanez from speaking publicly about the case – a condition he sought to remove in an application to the court earlier this year, which was denied.
Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor said Monday that being vaccinated is making a significant difference in his COVID-19 battle and he is urging fans to get the shots.
“This is the worst I’ve ever been sick in my life. Had I not been vaccinated, I shudder to think how bad it would have been,” the rocker said in a video shared on social media. “But, because I had that extra little bit of protection, man, it definitely helped me get through it.
“So, go, go, go. If you’re still on the fence, I’m telling you right now, it’s the best thing you can do for yourself.”
Taylor revealed last Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19 and was “very, very sick.”
In Monday’s message, Taylor said he is “out of the woods” but still testing positive.
“The fever’s gone, aches are gone,” he said. “Sweating everything out, still congested, but I’m slowly but surely making my way. It shouldn’t be too much longer before I test negative, so that’s great.”
Last month, Taylor talked about the ignorance and misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. “People act like getting a vaccine is signing a deal with the devil. It’s been so politicized and spun out of control in these conspiratorial echo chambers,” he told Heavy Consequence.
“The fact that [vaccines] have been demonized, almost to the point of these gnarly conspiracy theories, no wonder why people are afraid of it — because they’re listening to the wrong people."
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