SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Facing charges of first degree rape and second degree kidnapping, Michael Tyler, better known as the rapper Mystikal, was back in court today.
This morning, before Caddo Parish District Court Judge Brady O’Callaghanm Tyler’s lawyer argued for and got testimony from two witnesses who appeared before a grand jury in the case.
Another hearing, regarding a discovery request for social media records is set for March 6th.
Meantime Tyler’s lawyer, Joel Pearce, says prosecutors never should have filed charges against his client.
“I don’t think that anyone should be made to stand trial for number one, something they did not do. And number two, something that’s caught up in this political movement, the me too movement. Michael is not guilty of anything."
Tyler, who plead not guilty to charges stemming from an alleged sexual assault at a downtown Casino in October 2016, has been locked up at the Caddo Parish Correctional Center, since turning himself in sixteen months ago.
He is being held on a $3 million dollar bond, and Tyler’s trial is now set for May 20th of this year.