Megan Thee Stallion’s Ex-Bodyguard Disappears Ahead of Trial Testimony

Megan Thee Stallion Leaves Court. (Credit: YouTube/ABC 7 Chicago)

Megan Thee Stallion’s former bodyguard disappeared before he was scheduled to testify in Canadian rapper Tory Lanez’s criminal trial.

Justin Edison, a key witness in the case against Lanez, was slated to testify in a Los Angeles courtroom on Friday. But Alex Spiro, an attorney for Megan Thee Stallion, issued a statement Saturday saying his team was unable to locate Edison.

“We recently learned that Justin Edison went missing right before he was scheduled to appear in court,” the statement said. “The LAPD is currently looking into his disappearance and welcomes any information on his whereabouts.”

A police spokesperson told Rolling Stone Saturday the department has no information about a missing person’s case on the bodyguard.

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Edison was not at the scene of the shooting in the early morning hours of July 12, 2020. But he received text messages from Megan’s former best friend and assistant, Kelsey Harris, minutes after the gunfire erupted.

Both Harris and Megan Thee Stallion took the stand last week.

Deputy District Attorney Alexander Bott showed the jury text messages Harris sent to Edison, saying: “Help.” “Tory shot Meg.” “911.”

Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, is accused of shooting Megan in the feet during a drunken rampage after leaving a pool party at Kylie Jenner’s house.

He pleaded not guilty to discharging a firearm with gross negligence, assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded, and unregistered firearm in a vehicle.

If convicted as charged, Lanez faces up to 22 years in state prison. He could also be deported to Canada.