An Emory University student has accused Kanye West’s “muse” of raping her in a shocking blog post. Malika Anderson published a WordPress article on the afternoon of April 8. She says that model Ian Connor sexually assaulted her in October 2014. Anderson adds that she has only come forward now because the Atlanta Police Department investigation has ended.
A February 2016 Vogue article referred to Connor as rapper Kanye West’s style “muse.”
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Anderson Says that No Charges Were Brought Against Connor
Anderson says in her blog post that no charges were brought against Connor because of a lack of physical evidence. She also said that Connor was called for questioning by the Atlanta Police Department but wasn’t in the state at the time and couldn’t say when he would be back. Her article was called “Ian Connor Is a Rapist, and I Know Firsthand.” On October 20, 2014, she tweeted, “Who is Ian Connor and what does he do?”
A new law was passed in Georgia in February 2016 after it was found that the state had a backlog of over 1,000 untested rape kits. The law made the testing of kits a priority for authorities.
2. He Responded to the Blog Post on Twitter Saying ‘Confused Girls Love Stern Clout’
According to a series of tweets, Connor first learned of the allegations after he flew into London. He called getting famous “a curse” and that “Confused Girls Love Stern Clout.”
3. Anderson Is Due to Graduate From Emory University in 2016
On her Facebook page, Anderson says she’s due to graduate from Emory University in 2016. She previously worked as an instructor at the school. She’s a native of Chicago where she attended Whitney M. Young Magnet High School.
Her WordPress blog is subtitled, “Thoughts of a Magical Black Woman.”
Anderson’s Twitter bio reads, “The soul that lives within. Pro black and pro woman.”
4. Anderson Wrote in October 2014 That ‘Discrimination Is a Reality at Emory’
Anderson has accused Connor of raping her on October 5, 2014. That’s the same date when there was an incident on campus at Emory University where swastikas and other anti-semitic slurs were found spray-painted on a frat house. She wrote about this incident in an article for the Emory Wheel which was titled, “Discrimination Is a Reality at Emory.”
5. Connor Said in 2013: ‘If I Buy You Something You Have No Choice but To F**k Me’
In January 2013, Connor said in a now-deleted tweet, “If I eat you out or buy you something you have no choice but to f**k me. I’m as serious as can be with this one.”
Ian Connor, 23, refers to himself as the “King of the Youth.” He has over 500,000 followers on Instagram where many of his devotees call him “Dad.” Arguably his biggest modeling gig was working with Kanye West for “Yeezy Season.”
My mom is pretty straight. We get along but I don’t talk to her. I love my mother and my mom loves me. We’re just different. She doesn’t understand, so I don’t try to force it. We’re cool…
It’s just weird. At first I was mad, but I have to realize she’s my mom and I don’t talk to her that much and that’s her outlet. It’s the image of me in her head, it’s a lot of baby pictures. It’s her personal thing.
Connor also said in that article that he’s a native of New York City but grew up in Atlanta. He says, “So what made me who I am is Atlanta.” He told the interviewer that he didn’t know how many women he’d slept with but that it’s “Well over 300 but I don’t do that anymore. I chilled. Make sure you put that in there, that I’ve been chilling lately.”