superfly Actor and rapper Kaalan Walker once ‘manipulated’ a 16-year-old girl into filming an impromptu sex tape in his apartment building while her mother, who thought her daughter was posing for headshots, waited outside, a prosecutor told jurors on Wednesday during closing arguments. at Walker’s serial rape trial in Los Angeles.
Walker was 22 at the time and allegedly told the girl he could introduce her to famous rapper Drake if she just followed his example, Assistant District Attorney Cynthia Wallace said, adding that Walker named Drake in a manner dubious with most of the 10 youngsters and the naive Jane Does whose allegations underlie her felony charges.
“There is no evidence that he had any connection with Drake. It was just a thing he used to attract girls. It was a trap, a trick, his way of attracting these girls says Wallace. Rolling stone.
Speaking to the jury, Wallace said once Walker separated the teenager from her mother that day in 2017 and started asking about her career aspirations, he seized on the girl’s dream. to be a Victoria’s Secret model.
“We need to take more provocative photos. We have to sexualize you a little bit,” Walker allegedly told the girl as he convinced her to strip down to her underwear, Wallace said.
“He talked about Drake, taking him to a Drake party. What does he say to him? ‘Well, you know what? If you want to do all these things, if you want to be at parties with Drake, if you want being a Victoria’s Secret model, you know what we have to do? We have to film a sex tape,” Wallace said. “It’s a 22-year-old man saying to a 16-year-old girl, ‘We have to film a sex tape type.'”
The girl testified during the six-week trial that she resisted “multiple times,” but Walker “doesn’t take no for an answer,” Wallace said.
“He keeps pushing and pushing and persisting, talking about her,” and eventually wears the girl down until she finally gives in, Wallace said. “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.
Wallace said the law is clear that a child’s consent is “never” a defense to statutory rape. “Minors aren’t emotionally and mentally developed in the same way as adults, and we know that,” Wallace said. “That’s 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.
“He manipulated her and twisted her dreams, manipulating her into sex,” Wallace said. “He used her for his own pleasure, then he got rid of her and her dreams.”
Walker, 27, faces life in prison if convicted. He pleaded not guilty to five counts of forcible rape – one related to a different minor – two counts of rape by intoxicating substance, two counts of statutory rape, one count of forcible sexual penetration and one count of assault . Two counts related to an 11th Jane Doe were dropped during trial after the alleged victim refused to testify, prosecutors said rolling stone.
Walker’s defense attorney, Andrew Flier, is due to deliver his closing argument Thursday. He said in opening statements last month that Walker might be a lying Lothario, but he never forced anyone to have sex.
“They fell in love with his BS. That’s what it’s about. He made false promises, and they fell for it, and now it’s time for revenge,” Flier said when the case opened on March 8. “They gave up their integrity and their body, and that’s why they are here in spite of themselves. It’s a reward for Mr. Walker.
According to Wallace, Walker’s first crime in the case was the forcible rape of a 16-year-old victim in 2013. Walker allegedly contacted the girl online and offered her $5,000 to appear in a music video. After the girl took a train to meet him, thinking she was going to sign a contract, Wallace raped her as she cried, believing her life was in danger, Wallace said.
“She didn’t expect to lose her virginity this way,” Wallace told the jury. “This memory and this trauma remain etched in her forever.”
Wallace said the “Achilles heel” of Walker’s defense is the alleged victim who was raped in a parking lot outside a Tyga show at Belasco nightclub in Los Angeles in January 2014. The woman has testified that she got too drunk on a party bus to gain admission to the show and was led to a car by someone who promised to help but ultimately raped her. The woman had no idea who her attacker was until she underwent a rape exam and DNA from her vaginal cavity matched Walker, Wallace said.
While Walker claims his accusers consented to sex because they wanted to capitalize on his fame and connections to the industry, Wallace said the woman raped outside the Tyga show was too drunk for that . And anyway, the attack happened before Walker appeared in kings with Halle Berry in 2017 and played gang member Juju in superflya 2018 action film produced by rapper Future as a remake of the 1972 film blaxploitation super fly.
Walker, who is out on bail, listened to Wallace’s plea from a defense table and frequently leaned over to converse with Flier through a plexiglass partition. He testified in his own defense for several hours during the trial, Flier said.
“He put on a little show,” Wallace told jurors on Wednesday, saying Walker “deliberately lied” on the stand, including when he claimed he didn’t know his youngest victims were 16. “He memorized those lines, like an actor does, lie to you.”
Wallace showed jurors a text message sent by one of the alleged victims to Walker saying, “I am interested in modeling. I’m 16 and 5’5 tall.
“It’s rock solid,” Wallace said.