- The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has charged Tory Lanez with shooting Megan Thee Stallion.
- Lenz’s trial began on Monday and Megan’s former bodyguard was set to testify on Friday.
- Megan’s lawyer confirmed to Insider that her ex-bodyguard Justin Addison is nowhere to be found.
Megan Thee Stallion’s former bodyguard is missing after failing to testify at Tory Lanez’s trial on criminal shooting charges Friday, her attorney told Insider.
Megan’s attorney Alex Spiro told Insider, “I can confirm that Justin Addison, Megan’s bodyguard, who was set to testify in court, did not appear and is now missing.” “Law enforcement is investigating the matter,” he said.
Addison’s last post on Instagram is on December 2. According to his page, apart from working as a bodyguard, he is a certified physical trainer. Details of when and where he was last seen are unclear.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has charged Lenz, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, with shooting Megan in the legs on the morning of July 12, 2020, after a small gathering at Kylie Jenner’s home. The “Luv” rapper has denied the shooting. Megan, whose real name is Megan Pete. The other two persons present during the incident were Kelsey Harris, Megan’s ex-best friend and former assistant, and Lanez’s driver, Jaukwan Smith.
Prosecutors and the defense agree that an argument broke out in the car when the group left Jenner’s home, although they gave conflicting accounts.
Prosecutors said in court this week that, while Addison was not present the night of the conflict, Harris texted her from the car: “Help. Tory shot Meg 911.”
The day after the shooting, Addison went to Lenz’s home to pick up Megan’s belongings, Deputy District Attorney Alexander Bott said during opening statements on Monday. Bott said Edison told prosecutors that Lenz confessed to being “very intoxicated” and to shooting in the air and on the ground the night of the incident.
Lenz was charged with assault with a semiautomatic firearm, personal use of a firearm, and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. Lenz was also charged earlier this month with a new charge of grossly negligent discharge of a firearm related to a conflict.
Lenz pleaded not guilty. If convicted, Lenz could face up to 22 years in prison.
Megan testified Tuesday that Lenz shot her. She stated that she initially lied about the incident because of her fear and distrust of the police and because she did not think the “Big Boys Club” music industry would believe her.
Megan said in her testimony, “When I got out of the car, I heard Tory say ‘dance, bitch.'” “I froze. I’m in shock, I’m scared. I can’t believe he’s shooting at me.”
The trial is set to resume on Monday.
The LAPD and the LA District Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.