Megan Thee Stallion Trial Bombshell: Ex-Friend Tory Lanez Shot Rapper Offered $1 Million Bribe In Taped Interview
In a recorded interview that was shown in public on Friday (December 16), Kelsey Harrisformer friend and assistant to Megan Thee Stallion, has alleged several times that she witnessed Tory Lanez shoot rapper “Savage” and then bribed her and Harris to keep quiet – contradicting her testimony in court on Wednesday and Thursday.
Judge David Hereford Prosecutors were allowed to play the full 80-minute recording in front of the jury on day five of the blockbuster trial, in which Lenz is accused of, among other things, shooting Meghan in the foot on July 12, 2020. Interview – Clips from previously played in court During Harris’ Two Days on the Witness Stand – Conducted September 14, 2022, in the presence of Deputy District Attorneys Cathy Ta And the Alexander Botsenior investigator Judy Little Harris husband Darren Smithin the presence of Harris’ attorney by phone.
In the recording, Harris can be heard telling prosecutors that an altercation between Meghan and Lenz started during a meeting in V Kylie Jennerhome on the night of July 12, 2020, and the trip home escalated, and Megan ended up being shot five times through the passenger side window of the SUV driven by a Lenz security guard. Joquan Smith. “The way Tori was leveling the gun it was falling… definitely in her direction,” recalled Harris, who also claimed Lenz threatened to “shoot her” before shooting Megan later that night.
Harris – who befriended Meghan in college before becoming her assistant in 2019 – continued with an emotional account of the immediate aftermath of the shooting, describing how she “immediately” ran alongside Meghan to find “blood” on her friend. So in my head, [Megan] She said.
According to Harris, Lanes got out of the car and started walking towards Meghan, at which point Harris said she put herself between them – prompting Lenes to “physically assault” her with his hands. She then claimed that after Lenz drove to the car to “distract” him from Meghan, he “began pulling” her by the hair and neck. “This is when I started to fear for my life,” she continued.
Harris, who was audibly sobbing at this point in the recording, then claimed the violence lessened once Meghan got back in the car. Once they got back in the car and continued driving — with Meghan’s bloody leg propped up on its own — Harris said Meghan then told her to call Meghan’s manager. T. Knight. Harris also claimed that she sent a text message to Meghan’s security guard Justin Edison which read, “Help. 911. Tory Shot Meg,” as well as a Facebook message to her mother asking for help. “You were really hurt [emotionally]Harris continued, adding, “I didn’t realize I had bruises [from the attack]. “
Once the police cars stopped the car, Harris said, Lenz quickly began bribing the two women. “Please don’t say anything…. I’m about to sign a huge deal… I’ll give you every one a million dollars,” she claimed he told them. After the police got involved — and Megan Farris’ manager arrived on the scene — Harris, Meghan and Lenz were fired, with Go Meghan is taken to the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai and Harris goes to the police station, where pictures of her with blood on her legs (which appeared in court on Wednesday) were taken.
Later in the recording, Harris can be heard claiming that Lenz tried to bribe her again shortly after the incident. After she showed up at her hotel with Smith and another man, she said, Lenz apologized and asked Harris if she wanted to work with him, or if he assigned her a lawyer. “[I didn’t know] If that’s his way of paying.” She said that after telling Meghan she met Lenz, the “WAP” rapper was slammed, allegedly telling Harris, “He’s just trying to play you.”
Harris’ interview with prosecutors in September was a far cry from her time on the stand. During two days of her testimony in court, Harris acted evasively with prosecutors and defense attorneys and even retracted allegations she made in September that Lenz threatened to shoot her on July 12, saying that some of what she said were not “accurate.” There were some things I wasn’t honest about to protect myself.” She didn’t go into further detail about what she was protecting herself from, nor which parts of the interview were less than “100% truthful.”
During the September interview as well as her time in court, Harris stated that she had not seen Meghan in person since the accident, stating that the last time they contacted her was when Meghan offered to pay for her accommodation in the aftermath of the accident. Harris also testified that Meghan’s team cut off contact with her in the aftermath of the shooting. As she did in court, in the recording Harris can also be heard venting anger towards Meghan, saying the rapper “never protected her” and even suggesting Harris took hush money from Lenz during an Instagram Live session. “I’m upset that she didn’t spell out my name,” she said.
On Tuesday, Meghan testified that the fight that led to the July 12 shooting derived in part from Lenz’s sexual relations with both women as well as disparaging comments she made about the state of Lenz’s career. She claimed that after getting out of the car, she “started to walk away and heard Tori yelling, ‘Dance, bi! before the singer shot him. Although she initially denied to police officers that she had been shot, she confirmed in an Instagram post three days later (July 15, 2020) that she had been shot and had surgery to remove the bullets. In a livestreamed session on Instagram On August 20, 2020, Linz named her attacker.
Lenz currently faces three criminal charges: assault with a semi-automatic firearm; carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm in a vehicle; and grossly negligent discharging of a firearm, the latter of which was added to the list of pretrial charges last week. If convicted on all three counts, he faces 22 years in prison.
The trial will resume on Monday (December 19).
Modernization: This article was updated Dec. 16 at 9:00 PM EST to include additional details about Harris’ interaction with Meghan after her encounter with Lenz as well as her feelings about the way Meghan treated her in the aftermath of the shooting..
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