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The arraignment for Tory Lanez, the trouble singer accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion, was postponed until November.

Lanez, 28, was hit with 1 count of assault with a firearm and 1 count of possession of a loaded, unregistered gun. The hearing was postponed on Tuesday, Oct. 13, according to court records.

The musician, born Daystar Peterson, attended the hearing via phone in an L.A. County courtroom, and since the hearing was postponed, he didn't enter a plea.

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According to TMZ, Peterson was ordered to stay 100 yards away from the rapper, and not contact her. He was also ordered to surrender any guns he owns.

His bail was set at $190K, which he'll be posting via a bondsman present at the hearing, TMZ reported.

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Megan, 26, was allegedly shot in the foot during an altercation in an SUV after the pair attended a pool party in the Hollywood Hills, amid the pandemic in July.

The hearing was held on the same day Megan wrote an op-ed in The New York Times in which she spoke up for Black female victims of domestic violence.

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Megan said she's not afraid of being criticized. She denied being in a relationship with Peterson.

"I was recently the victim of an act of violence by a man," she wrote. "After a party, I was shot twice as I walked away from him. We were not in a relationship. Truthfully, I was shocked that I ended up in that place."

She also addressed the criticism she received for not speaking out earlier.

"My initial silence about what happened was out of fear for myself and my friends. Even as a victim. I have been met with skepticism and judgment. The way people have publicly questioned and debated whether I played a role in my own violent assault proves that my fears about discussing what happened were, unfortunately, warranted."

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Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty during his arraignment hearing on charges of disorderly conduct stemming from a hate crime hoax in Chicago.

Smollett, 37, pleaded not guilty to six felony counts of disorderly conduct at the Cook County Courthouse on Monday.

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Abel Osundairo and Ola Osundairo, the two Nigerian brothers who say Smollett paid them to attack him, also appeared in court with their attorney Gloria Schmidt.

"They are here because they want the truth to be told," Schmidt told reporters. The brothers will testify at Smollett's trial.

Smollett lost his job on Fox TV's Empire after he staged a hate crime and blamed Trump supporters for assaulting him, tying a noose around his neck and pouring bleach on him.

A judge set Smollett's next hearing for March 18. He faces 30 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

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Two jail guards were shopping online or sleeping when Jeffrey Epstein took his own life in his Manhattan jail cell in August.

Tova Noel, 31, and Michael Thomas, 41, who are Black, were arrested early Tuesday after they admitted to investigators that they did not check on the millionaire pedophile in his jail cell for several hours because they were on the Internet.

According to an indictment obtained by Dailymail.com, Noel and Thomas were surfing the internet or fell asleep instead of performing mandatory checks on Epstein's cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on August 10.

The two jail guards are also suspected of fabricating log entries to say they had checked on the high-profile inmate. Epstein's jail cell was only 15 feet away from the officers.

The two federal Bureau of Prisons employees were formerly arraigned in a Manhattan court for falsifying records and conspiracy in relation to Epstein's death.

The two disgraced officers looked somber as they faced a judge during their arraignment.

As they were being arraigned, their fellow Black guards formed a blockade with their cars around the courthouse in support of the disgraced officers.

Epstein was in jail awaiting a hearing on multiple counts of felony child molestation and human trafficking.

He was placed on suicide watch after he attempted to hang himself on July 23. He was found unconscious on his cell floor with bruises on his neck.

Epstein was taken off suicide watch about a week before his death, but guards were still required to check on him every 30 minutes because he was still considered at risk for self harm.

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R. Kelly posted bond after pleading not guilty to sex abuse charges during an arraignment hearing on Monday. Kelly was arrested Friday and charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse of four females, including three minors under age 17. The 52-year-old Grammy winner entered the pleas through an attorney during an arraignment hearing at Leighton Criminal Court in Illinois.

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Police arrested two Schenectady men and charged them with the savage murders of two women and two children in Troy, NY.

James W. White, 38, and Justin C. Mann, 24, were charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder during their arraignment in Troy City court Saturday morning.

Police say Brandi Mells, 22, her lesbian partner Shanta Myers, 36, and Myers' children Jeremiah, 11, and Shanise, 5, were killed inside Mells' tiny basement apartment around 9 p.m. on Dec. 21.

The bodies weren't found until 5 days later.

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