Tory Lanez's Lawyer Speaks Out Once Again

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 28: Tory Lanez attends Sorry For What Event on September 28, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)
Jose Baez took to Instagram to call out contradictory eyewitness accounts in the Canadian rapper's case.

The case of Tory Lanez is as hotly debated as ever, even after a guilty verdict. Moreover, now the rapper and his legal team seek a new trial after saying that the court made mistakes in his original case. In fact, his lawyer Jose Baez acted as a strong supporter of Lanez both in court and on social media. Recently, he took to his Instagram Story to call out untrue reports in the case and brought up studies on its effects. "Mistaken eyewitness identifications contributed to approximately 69% of the more than 375 wrongful convictions in the United States overturned by post-conviction DNA evidence," Baez posted. "@torylanez #freetory #freetorylanez #freetory!!!!."

Furthermore, this comes after Tory Lanez shared an open letter asking for a second chance. For those unaware, a large piece of evidence against him was a phone call where he admitted to and apologized for the incident. "Until my court date I’ll be posting the OUTRAGEOUS & DISGUSTING INJUSTICES used against me by the PROSECUTION to get the conviction they so DESPERATELY wanted, DESPITE the evidence they knew existed," he captioned the letter's post.

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"Dear George Gascon,” Tory Lanez wrote in his letter. “I write this message with the utmost humility, love, and respect for the remarkable stance you’ve taken in regards to fighting for the justice of Black and Brown minorities. Today I take a stance as an innocent Black Man, wrongfully convicted of a crime I DID not commit. I’ve watched 2 district attorneys from your office by the names of Kathy Ta and Alex Bott unlawful misuse their authority to hide and suppress any and all exculpatory evidence that exonerates me, or furthers my innocence. I was completely robbed and deprived of a fair trial. On May 8th, my lawyers will be arguing a motion for a new trial. Not only do I owe it to myself to fight for my freedom, but I owe it to my 6 year old child, my family, fans.

"Most importantly the hundreds of thousands of Black and Hispanic minorities that cannot adequately fight for themselves. For 3 years, the prosecution has manipulated a false narrative, that has left me with no choice but to expose, and make aware, the practices the behind door deals, and the unjust system used to illegally convict me and countless other minorities. we elated you because of your outstanding eminence in making fair and correct judgements in the justice of people of color. Mr. Gascon, I come to you today as a wrongfully convicted man, not asking for sympathy, nor compassion, but for you to simply do what is fair and right by the laws of California, and most importantly in the eyes of God. – T O R Y," he concluded. For more on the Tory Lanez case and Megan Thee Stallion's reactions, hop back onto HNHH.

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.