Tory Lanez's Fans Start Petition To Appeal Verdict

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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 13: Tory Lanez performs on stage at Prudential Center on September 13, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)
Fans of Tory Lanez have launched a petition to appeal his guilty verdict regarding the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion.

Fans of Tory Lanez have launched a petition on Change.org to appeal the verdict in the rapper's recent trial regarding the 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. A jury found Lanez guilty of all charges on Friday. The petition labels the verdict a "true miscarriage of justice."

"The state did not prove that Lanez undoubtedly committed any crime," a description for the petition reads. "Reasonable doubt loomed over a 10-day trial as the prosecution was unable to show us that there were not alternative explanations of the events. A circus of speculation, insufficient evidence, inconsistencies, and drunken memories left us without much moral certainty of any truth."

DAVIE, FLORIDA - JUNE 04: Tory Lanez performs onstage during Celebrity Sports Entertainment Presents Tory Lanez & Jen Selter at DAER Nightclub on June 04, 2021 in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)

"The justice I want for Megan is for the full truth to come out, rather than the scrambled truth we are left with. Who really hurt Meg?" the petition concludes. "Was this case taken because of a political pressure to fake protect black women?"

The petition also references Lanez not taking the stand during the trial. This was a strategy criticized by comedian Michael Blackson on Twitter afterward.

"I don’t care what anyone says if I didn’t do something I’m taking my ass on the stand to let the world know I didn’t do it. I will never leave my freedom in the hands of anyone," Blackson wrote Saturday (December 24).

The jury found Lanez guilty of all three charges on Friday. The charges include felony negligent discharge of a firearm, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, and carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm. He faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison and possible deportation back to Canada.

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