Megan Thee Stallion is preparing to take the stand in her assault trial against Tory Lanez.
The Houston rapper, who claimed Lanez shot her foot following a July 2020 argument in an SUV, is expected to testify Tuesday, a source told ABC News.
Several organizations will come together to support her as she provides her testimony. Among those are The Gathering for Justice, a nonprofit organization founded in 2005 by singer Harry Belafonte; the Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium; 2nd Call; Homies Unidos; Take Charge Inc.; COMMUNITYx; and TimeDon.
“As an organization that values dignity, justice and liberation, we — along with many organizations — are gathering [Tuesday] to show our solidarity for Meg and support her with our love,” said Carmen Perez-Jordan, president and CEO of The Gathering for Justice, in a statement. “We are committed to spreading the message that violence is not the answer. We know the time is now to advocate for victims of violence, particularly violence against Black women.”
Opening statements and testimony for the trial begin Monday. Prosecutors allege Tory “personally inflicted great bodily injury” upon Megan, prompting her to receive medical treatment for her foot.
Tory’s since been charged with one felony count each of assault with a semi-automatic firearm (personal use of a firearm), carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and discharging a firearm with gross negligence, to which he’s pleaded not guilty.
He faces up to 22 years and eight months in prison if convicted.
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