According to multiple reports, actor Kaalan Walker was found guilty of raping six victims. Three of them were 16-year-old aspiring models. He also sexually assaulted a seventh woman during a series of what prosecutors called “sophisticated” attacks between 2013 and late 2018. Rolling Stone reports the actor known for his role in ‘Superfly’ hung his head and began sobbing as the split verdict from a Los Angeles jury was read.
Reports show he was acquitted of charges related to three of the ten victims in the case, including two charges of forcible rape. Kaalan has maintained his innocence. In court, he exclaimed, “I didn’t rape anybody, your honor. I did not rape anybody,” while being led away in handcuffs following the jury’s departure. During last week’s closing argument, Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Wallace called the actor a “serial rapist” who dubiously name-dropped Drake with most of his victims.
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More than 30 women stepped forward with assault claims against Kalaan, prosecutors said. As the news spread about the verdict, Kehlani spoke out and shared a lengthy message calling out people who called her a liar to defend the victims. She also shared a video that lasted over a minute, stating that she hoped the victims received peace after dealing with the traumatic situation.
One of Kaalan’s victims, Sydney Stanford, also shared a very emotional post on Instagram. She wrote, “This has been happening since 2017. It has felt like a never-ending nightmare. I have been in survival mode for five years. It is finally over. May this be your reminder that justice IS possible. Your story does matter, and that someone will believe you.” She added, “This will never happen again. To all his survivors I have and haven’t met, I love you by default, and congratulations.” Sydney ended the message by thanking Kehlani and Indya Marie!
Kaalan is currently facing up to 100 years to life at his upcoming sentencing, but his lawyer, Andrew Flier, vowed to file an appeal. Roommates, we’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.
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