Tory Lanez turned down a new lawyer after allegedly being taken advantage of by lawyers


Tory Lanez turned down a new lawyer after allegedly being taken advantage of by lawyers

Tory Lanez was denied the right to change legal representation in her case involving Megan Thee Stallion. The decision was handed down on Wednesday (July 12), as reported by legal journalist Meghann Cuniff. The Toronto rapper sought to replace his current attorney, Matthew Barhoma, with Ronda Renee Dixon.

In an earlier discussion with the reporter during "Legal Matters and Trials with Meghann Cuniff," Dixon claimed that she and Miami attorney Jose Baez — another attorney on Lanez's team — were at odds. “He won't talk to me,” she confessed. Dixon further claimed that Lanez's current team is exploiting him, accusing them of making crucial decisions without consulting the artist.

The lawyer's concerns about the musician's current representation led her to draft a motion arguing that the star was subjected to inhumane treatment in prison because of her celebrity status. Dixon's allegations also stated, "They're acting on his behalf... They're not really asking what he wants."

Dixon argued, "Since [Lanez] has viable and meritorious post-conviction litigation, this court should grant bail... The unconstitutional nature of his confinement provides ample justification." She noted that Lanez's treatment mirrors the treatment of individuals convicted of far more serious crimes, such as serial rape and murder.

Although Dixon, Lanez and Barhoma signed an attorney replacement document last month, the judge denied the motion without public explanation.

Meanwhile, the rap star has seen his sentence postponed multiple times. Originally scheduled for January 2nd, it was moved to February 28th due to a change in legal representation and postponed yet again when the rapper requested a new trial - a request that was later denied.

Now, the artist is looking at an August 7 judgment. Tory Lanez is currently facing a prison sentence of 22 years and eight months for shooting Megan Thee Stallion. Also, he may be deported back to his home country Canada. The shooting incident continues to cast a shadow over the musician's career and personal life.

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