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‘Superfly’ actor Kaalan Walker sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for rape charges

A Los Angeles-based rapper who acted in the 2018 movie “SuperFly” was sentenced Monday to 50 years to life in prison after he was convicted of sexually assaulting seven victims — including three minors. Kaalan Walker, 27, was also ordered to register as a lifetime sex offender for the series…

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Rapper Mystikal pleads not guilty to rape, drug charges

NEW ORLEANS — The Grammy-nominated rapper Mystikal pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges accusing him of raping and choking a woman at his home in Louisiana and of possessing several drugs. The 51-year-old performer whose given name is Michael Tyler is innocent of all charges, attorney Joel Pearce said after the…

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Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz’s siblings to testify on his behalf

The brother and sister of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz are expected to testify on his behalf this week, when the killer’s defense attorneys unveil their case at his sentencing trial. Arguing that his troubled childhood warrants some measure of mercy, Cruz’s counsel will lobby jurors in Florida to give…

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Mission NGO defends Johnny Depp amid Amber Heard allegations

A women’s abuse group voiced support for Johnny Depp Friday — joining a growing chorus of the actor’s female friends and co-stars who have defended him amid claims he physically and sexually abused ex Amber Heard. Mission NGO, a non-profit that fights violence against women and children worldwide, expressed “compassion”…