‘Superfly’ Actor Kaalan Walker Convicted of Raping Multiple Women and Teens

‘Superfly' Actor Kaalan Walker Convicted of Raping Multiple Women and Teens
‘Superfly' Actor Kaalan Walker Convicted of Raping Multiple Women and Teens (Image: Screenshot/YouTube/MovieClips)

A rapper-turned-actor who made an appearance in the 2018 film “SuperFly” was found guilty of rapping multiple teenagers and young women in attacks dating all the way back to 2013, but acquitted of charges involving three other alleged victims by jurors on Monday.

Kaalan Walker, 27, was found guilty of sexually assaulting three adolescent girls and 4 women. He had been charged with over a dozen counts involving ten alleged victims.

Deputy District Attorney Yasmin Fardghassemi told the Van Nuys jury in her opening statement in March that the case involves multiple women who had never met before “single thing that unites all of these woman is the defendant Kaalan Walker.”

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She went over the allegations made by 10 of the teenagers and young women, as well as “strikingly similar” accusations made by a young teen and 2 other women who did not file charges.

“You’re going to see a dark side of him,” the prosecutor said, adding that Walker mainly used Twitter and Instagram to entice his alleged victims to areas he chose by scheduling them for phony photo or music video shoots or falsely promising to introduce them to someone famous.

“When they said ‘Stop,’ he didn’t care,” Fardghassemi said.

Andrew Flier, Walker’s lawyer, countered that his client has been “portrayed as a monster” and is innocent of all charges.

“They’re going to lie to you because they know that they fell for his B.S.,” the defense lawyer told jurors, saying the alleged victims were out for “revenge.”

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“The pattern of Mr. Walker is to make false promises and they bought it. … Each one of these women voluntarily made their own decisions,” Flier said. “He didn’t force them. … It’s payback to Mr. Walker and we’re not going to let that happen.”

He stated that his client had been through “a living nightmare” and had a successful career that had been destroyed.

Walker, who also starred alongside Halle Berry and Daniel Craig in the 2017 film “Kings,” was arrested in September 2018.

He was later released on bond, but when the jury’s verdict was read on Monday, he was arrested again, and he now faces a possible life sentence in prison. On May 27, he is scheduled to appear in court again.



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