The Los Angeles Attorney General has charged Tory Lanez with the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion.
The Lanez trial began Monday and Megan’s former bodyguard was scheduled to testify on Friday.
Megan’s lawyer confirmed to Insider that her ex-bodyguard, Justin Edison, is nowhere to be seen.
Megan Thee Stallion’s former bodyguard is missing after failing to testify in Tory Lanez’s trial on shooting allegations on Friday, her lawyer told Insider.
“I can confirm that Justin Edison, Megan’s bodyguard, was about to testify in court, failed to appear and is now missing,” Alex Spiro, Megan’s attorney, told Insider. “Law enforcement officials are investigating the matter,” he added.
Edison’s last post on Instagram is dated December 2. In addition to his work as a bodyguard, he is a certified physical trainer, according to his page. Details about when and where he was last seen are not clear.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has accused Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, of shooting Megan in the foot after a small gathering at Kylie Jenner’s home in the early morning hours of July 12, 2020. The ” Luv” rapper has denied the shooting Megan, whose real name is Megan Pete. The other two people present at the incident were Kelsey Harris, Megan’s ex-best friend and former assistant, and Lanez’s driver, Jauquan Smith.
Prosecutors and the defense team agree that an altercation ensued in the car as the group left Jenner’s house, though they gave conflicting descriptions.
While Edison was not present the night of the conflict, Harris texted him from the car, “Help. Tory shot Meg. 911,” prosecutors said in court this week.
The day after the shooting, Edison went to Lanez’s home to retrieve Megan’s belongings, Deputy District Attorney Alexander Bott said during opening statements Monday. Bott said Edison told prosecutors that Lanez confessed to being “too drunk” and shooting in the air and on the ground the night of the incident.
Lanez was charged with assault with a semi-automatic firearm, personal use of a firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. Lanez was also hit with a new charge of firing a firearm with gross negligence earlier this month in connection with the conflict.
Lanez pleaded not guilty. If convicted, Lanez faces up to 22 years in prison.
Megan testified Tuesday that Lanez shot her. She said she initially lied about the incident because of her fear and distrust of the police and because she didn’t think the “big boy’s club” music industry would believe her.
“When I get out of the car, I hear Tory say, ‘Dance, bitch,'” Megan said in her testimony, adding that shots were fired immediately. “I froze. I’m in shock, I’m scared. I can’t believe he’s shooting at me.”
The trial will resume on Monday.
The LAPD and the LA District Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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