Rape is a sensitive subject.
Kaalan Walker, an American rapper and actor, was convicted guilty of several rapes between 2013 and 2018.
The actor who starred in the 2018 Superfly revival was convicted of rapping seven victims, three of whom were 16-year-old aspiring models, according to Rolling Stone.
When the Los Angeles jury’s split ruling was given to him, the actor burst into tears.
Over 30 teenagers and young women accused Walker of sexual assault in 2021, alleging that he used his status to promise to introduce them to Drake and other celebrities.
He was arrested in Los Angeles County on allegations of forceful rape, unlawful intercourse with a minor, and other offenses in relation to 11 of the victims.
“I did not rape anybody, your honour!” Walker shouted as he was led away in handcuffs.
For his offenses, the actor could face a sentence of up to 100 years in prison.
Andrew Flier, Walker’s lawyer, expressed disappointment with the conviction and stated that he intends to appeal it.
“I don’t think he got a fair trial, and the fact that he had three acquittals on three of the victims speaks volumes,” Flier added.
He argued that the judge had denied them the right to bring witnesses on the same problem, but in the opposite direction.