In her testimony, Harris invoked her Fifth Amendment right to avoid answering questions. According to Rolling Stone‘s Nancy Dillon, her statements in court did not match the detailed account given to law enforcement in September.
“The night was a blur. We were under the influence,” Harris said in front of the judge and jury. She reportedly attributed her memory loss to anxiety, postpartum issues, and grief.
In a previous statement, Harris claimed she witnessed Lanez “aiming the gun straight but always in a downward direction toward Megan.”
During her over two-hour testimony, Law and Crime‘s senior reporter Meghann Cuniff reported Harris repeatedly attempted to avoid answering questions and claimed her previous statements were not the full truth. The legal platform explained that there is no public record of why Judge Herriford allowed Harris to invoke the Fifth Amendment.
Deputy District Attorney Kathy Ta and Deputy District Attorney Alexander Bott granted Harris immunity in exchange for her testimony and confirmed there was no criminal investigation involving Harris.
“He offered you a million dollars to keep quiet about the shooting?” asked Ta during the trial.
“That’s not the exact wording,” Harris answered. “He mentioned the million, but again it’s a blur.”
She continued, “I don’t care to be here today…I mean, it’s a trigger, you know, situation.”
In Megan Thee Stallion’s emotional testimony shared on Tuesday (Dec. 13), she detailed how she and Kelsey were called “bi**hes” and “h*es” by Lanez, as the three all argued with each other.
“Tory was basically telling me I wasn’t sh*t, and I said, ‘Actually, You ain’t sh*t. This is where you at in your career. This is where you at with your music.’ And I feel like that really rubbed him the wrong way. He kept yelling and cursing,” she explained.
Her sworn statement continued, “I’m in shock. I’m scared. I hear a gun going off. I couldn’t believe he was shooting at me. He was holding the gun, pointing it at me.”
Lanez, legal name Daystar Peterson, faces a maximum of 22 years and eight months and deportation if convicted on charges including assault with a firearm causing great bodily injury, concealing a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence. He has claimed innocence and pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Harris is due back in court Thursday (Dec. 15) to complete her testimony.