The Los Angeles district attorney’s office stated that Kaalan Walker, who played a character in the 2018 movie “Superfly,” was sentenced on Monday to 50 years to life in state prison after being found guilty of multiple charges of rape.
On three counts of forced rape, one act of assault to cause oral copulation, two counts of statutory rape, and two counts of rape by drunkenness, a jury found the 27-year-old guilty in April.
Walker’s lawyer responded to a request for comment from USA TODAY.
Walker “maintains his innocence,” according to his counsel, and “did not get a fair trial as many crucial issues were withheld by the Court,” he said in a statement to USA TODAY at the time of his conviction.
Women and children are among the victims connected to Walker’s conviction, according to NBC Los Angeles and Rolling Stone. The media reports also claim that Walker was charged with preying on weak women by promising photo sessions and leveraging her connections in the industry.
According to NBC Los Angeles and Rolling Stone, deputy district attorney Yasmin Fardghassemi said in court, “You’re going to see a terrible side of him.” He was unconcerned when they ordered him to stop.
According to NBC Los Angeles and Rolling Stone, Flier presented the accusers as liars seeking “revenge” on his client during the trial.
“They will lie to you since they are aware that you fell for his BS, he continued. “It’s retaliation against Mr. Walker.
Walker played Juju, a rival gang member who opposes Trevor Jackson’s Youngblood Priest character in the movie. The movie is an updated version of the same-named movie from 1972.
Walker also acted in the 2017 film “Kings,” which starred Halle Berry, and the 2018 television series “In Contempt,” in addition to “Superfly.”
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