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Kaalan Walker was found guilty on Monday (April 18) of raping multiple women between 2013 and late 2018. 

The 27-year-old rapper and actor is best known for his role in the 2018 film, Superfly.

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Kaalan Walker in ‘Superfly’

Four months after the film was released, Kaalan was hit with nine felony sexual assault charges including five counts of forcible rape, three counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, and one count of forcible oral copulation. 

The series of sexual assaults, which all took place in Los Angeles County, involved Kaalan reaching out to aspiring models via social media under the premise of being hired for professional work in modeling and video shoots.

However, once he got them alone, each victim reported that Kaalan Walker sexually assaulted them.

A total of 30 women came forward with accusations of sexual assault against Kaalan.

He was arrested and held on $1,080,000 bail for three years until his bail was posted in March 2021.

Following a six-week trial, a jury found Kaalan Walker guilty of raping six women – three of them 16-year-old aspiring models- and sexually assaulting a seventh woman.

He was acquitted on charges related to three of the 10 victims in the case, including two charges of forcible rape. 

When the Los Angeles jury read the split verdict, Kaalan hung his head and began sobbing.

As he was led away in handcuffs, Kaalan said, “I didn’t rape anybody, your honor. I did not rape anybody.”

Walker is due back in court on May 27 and could be sentenced to life in prison.

His lawyer, Andrew Flier, quickly vowed an appeal.

I don’t think he got a fair trial, and the fact that he had three acquittals on three of the victims speaks volumes. 

I think it will make his appellate issues a lot more meritorious. But I’m disappointed about the verdicts.

The defense was precluded from calling witnesses to show the same pattern but no rape. 

The judge did not allow us to call witnesses about that same issue, but on the reverse.

Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Wallace called Kaalan Walker a “serial rapist” during her closing argument who dropped big names like Drake to lure and prey on 16-year-old girls.

He talked about Drake, taking her to a Drake party. 

What does he tell her? ‘Well, you know what? If you want to do all of these things, if you want to be at parties with Drake, if you want to be a Victoria’s Secret model, you know what we have to do? We have to film a sex tape.’

He’s a 22-year-old man telling a 16-year-old girl, ‘We have to film a sex tape.’

She went on to tell the jury how when the young girls resisted, Kaalan wouldn’t take no for an answer.

He keeps insisting, pushing and persisting, talking over her.

She said, ‘Well, I thought: ‘He knows all these people. He’s going to help me.’ I thought what I was doing was going to help my career.’

Minors are not developed in the same way emotionally and mentally that adults are, and we know this.

That is why children are protected from adult men. You don’t have to do a lot of work on them. You promise them a few things and you get a naked 16-year-old girl who will let you penetrate her from behind.

You may recall Kehlani spoke out against Kaalan Walker and stood with his victims when he was released from jail on bail. 

He later released a diss song about her while proclaiming his innocence and gaslighting his victims.

She took to social media to share these thoughts after his conviction:

One of Kaalan Walker’s accusers, Sydney Stanford, also took to social media to react to the verdict with an emotional video.

My heart and prayers go out to all of the women who have survived Kaalan Walker.

Source: Rolling Stone