Meet Alex Spiro, Megan Thee Stallion's high-powered lawyer who also represents Elon Musk and Jay-Z
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Rapper Tory Lanez was found guilty on all counts by a jury in Megan Thee Stallion's shooting outside a Los Angeles party in 2020. Famous lawyer Alex Spiro was representing Megan who eventually emerged victorious. Spiro is known for handling high-profile cases such as that of Elon Musk and Jay-Z.
Megan Thee Stallion claimed Lanez shot her in the foot as the two left a party at Kylie Jenner's house in 2020. Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, denied shooting the woman and devoted an entire album to disputing Megan's account of what happened. He was initially accused of assault with a semiautomatic weapon and having a loaded, unregistered weapon on him while he was driving. An additional accusation of negligently discharging a firearm was added by the prosecution earlier this month. Lanez could receive a prison term of up to 22 years and 8 months. Additionally, he might be deported to his home nation Canada after serving the punishment. After deliberating for seven hours, the jury came to their decision. Following the judgment, Lanez was arrested right away. On January 27, 2023, there will be a sentencing hearing. In a statement revealed by CNBC, Spiro said, “The jury got it right. I am thankful there is justice for Meg.”
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Who is Alex Spiro?
American trial lawyer Alexander Benjamin Spiro was born on December 12, 1982. He is a partner with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan's New York office. He was raised in Boston after being raised in New York. Spiro attended Tufts University to study biopsychology. He worked on a McLean Hospital adolescent psychiatry unit while in college and thought about going into psychiatry. Spiro graduated with his JD from Harvard Law School in 2008. Spiro was approached by Jay-Z and Roc Nation to assist with the immigration arrest of rapper/singer 21 Savage in February 2019 and as a result, the rapper was freed from federal custody.
Spiro defended Elon Musk in a defamation complaint brought by Vernon Unsworth in December 2019 based on remarks made about their participation in the Tham Luang cave rescue. Musk was ultimately judged not at fault by the jury. Additionally, Spiro defended Musk in a shareholder lawsuit against Tesla's purchase of SolarCity. After Musk took over Twitter in 2022, Spiro became an active member of the legal team and steered discussions towards a 25% employee layoff.