Tory Lanez’s former trial lawyer, George Mgdesyan, was not fired and the choice to not participate in his shopper’s attraction was “mutual,” he solely tells Page Six.
“I didn’t get fired. I’m nonetheless associates with them,” the California-based lawyer provides.
“I met with Tory’s dad. I went and visited Tory, so I needed to be very clear as a result of I do know there are people who find themselves reporting details that aren’t true.”
Mgdesyan additional clarifies that he didn’t “resign” both. He and Lanez, 30, merely agreed it might greatest for the Canadian rapper to rent an appeals lawyer since he doesn’t “do appeals.”
“I’m a trial lawyer. I don’t have time for appeals,” the prison protection lawyer provides. “I’m in court docket daily. I attempt most likely 5 to seven instances a 12 months, so it’s a whole lot of trial work, court docket work.
“For an attraction lawyer, you’ve bought to have your workplace studying transcripts and I’m not a kind of legal professionals.”
Although Mgdesyan shouldn’t be immediately representing Lanez anymore, he says he’s “nonetheless a part of the case” as a result of he continues to advise the “LUV” singer’s new workforce.
“It’s not like I’m washing my palms and we’re not a part of the workforce anymore, I’m simply not going to be doing the everyday,” he says. “The determination was made to rent any individual who works with the attraction lawyer, however I’m nonetheless serving to to see what I may do to assist the protection.”
Last week, it was introduced that Lanez had retained Los Angeles appellate and litigation lawyer Matthew Barhoma who, in keeping with a press launch despatched to Page Six, is “recognized for his successes in vacating convictions for quite a few defendants who confronted wrongful and overzealous prosecutions and unjust expenses.”
Lanez’s most up-to-date addition to his workforce this week was Jose Baez, who famously and efficiently defended Casey Anthony within the homicide trial for her 3-year-old daughter.
The high-powered lawyer instructed TMZ Tuesday that he wished he had “are available sooner” to characterize Lanez, noting that he thought there have been some “procedural errors” that happened throughout the trial.
Meanwhile, Mgdesyan says it’s an attraction lawyer’s job to search for “trial errors” to ensure that their shopper to be tried once more.
He tells Page Six that he blames their loss on the district lawyer taking part in on the jurors’ feelings, slightly than specializing in the proof of the case.
On Dec. 23, Lanez was discovered responsible of capturing Megan the Stallion in July 2020 following an argument that ensued inside an SUV car. The “Savage” rapper’s former greatest buddy, Kelsey Harris, was additionally current on the time.
The protection argued throughout the trial that Harris and never their shopper, Lanez, was the shooter. Harris has denied these allegations, calling them “ridiculous.”
“The indisputable fact that [the jurors] deliberated for 2 days exhibits there was one thing there, there was affordable doubt,” Mgdesyan says.
Also, in keeping with him, “The district lawyer has no rationalization about why an impartial witness sees two women combating after which sees Kelsey go to a automobile to get one thing after which sees a muzzle flash. There’s not even anyone discussing these details.”
The trial lawyer provides, “Nobody deserves to be shot, however we’re not disputing whether or not she bought shot or not. The dispute was who shot her?”
Mgdesyan maintains Lanez, whose actual title is Daystar Peterson, is harmless and that — as he beforehand mentioned in court docket — Harris allegedly shot Megan, 27, as a result of the 2 girls came upon they’d each been sexually concerned with Lanez and have been upset about it.
He says of the prosecution’s technique, “Their closing argument and the rebuttal, once more, it was all about [how] this has been depressing for [Megan] the final two years, it simply performed to the feelings about why black girls don’t come ahead.
“It doesn’t clarify what occurred that day, why she waited, who she left with, why she lied about who drove her, why did she wish to return, why she was upset with Tory for staying at Kylie’s [Jenner] home, why she lied about Tory getting out of the automobile and capturing at her when there’s an impartial witness saying the 2 women are combating. There are simply a whole lot of points right here.”
Page Six has reached out to Megan’s workforce for touch upon Mgdesyan’s remarks.
Aside from what occurred contained in the courtroom, there was additionally a court docket of public opinion that additionally weighed in closely on the case within the press and on social media.
A turning level for a lot of who beforehand supported Lanez, together with 50 Cent, was a cellphone name from jail, through which Lanez could possibly be heard apologizing to Harris.
“What occurred occurred, I can’t take it again,” the “Say It” singer mentioned within the audio. “But I’m simply telling you I’m sorry.”
However, Mgdesyan says he defined throughout the trial why Lanez was sorry — and claims it was not over the capturing.
“The purpose he was apologizing was as a result of he was the underlying purpose why all this occurred by him disclosing that he had a sexual relationship with each of them, which put Kelsey excessive, which led to the 2 women combating,” he says.
Mgdesyan provides that he acknowledges the apology could possibly be perceived as an request for forgiveness, however factors out, “Tory isn’t silly to name on a jail name and apologize for a capturing. It does say, ‘it’s being recorded.’”
The trial lawyer concludes of his former shopper, “He was fantastic. He’s an amazing man, a non secular man, who firmly believed in his innocence and sadly it was a heartbreaking verdict. As an individual, there’s nothing unhealthy I may say about Tory.”
Page Six has reached out to Lanez and Harris for remark, however didn’t hear again in time for publication.