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VIDEO: Kai the Hitchhiker, Now Charged With Murder, Talks About Childhood Abuse

The eccentric “homefree” hitchhiker who became a Youtube sensation after saving a woman from a “giant racist” is now accused of murder. Caleb Lawrence “Kai” McGillvary is charged with killing a 73-year-old New Jersey lawyer named Joseph Galfy Jr. The two had met in Times Square and Galfy took McGillvary home. There, police say, they had a sexual encounter–one that McGillvary didn’t want. In a Facebook post, McGillvary said he’d been drugged and sexually assaulted: “what would you do if you woke up with a groggy head, metallic taste in your mouth, in a strangers house … and started wretching, realizing that someone had drugged (and) raped … you? what would you do?” Galfy was found beaten to death in his home.

In the below video, McGillvary describes the abuse he endured as a child. The audio comes from a radio interview he gave before his arrest.

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