Saturday, October 29, 2016
Another SEXUAL MISCONDUCT allegation for #NateParker!? [details]
It appears that Nate Parker is BACK in the HEADLINES and it's not for his film 'Birth Of A Nation' this time. It appears that Parker is embroiled in yet ANOTHER sexual MISCONDUCT allegation!
This time around Penn State is being INVESTIGATED. A female student trainer is claiming that back in 2000, while Parker was on the wrestling team and awaiting trial on a rape allegation, he exposed himself to her while she gave him a back treatment, according to the New York Times.
The woman claims Nate told her he wanted to show her something, and then pulled his pants down to expose the top half of his penis.
“This is the first Mr. Parker has ever heard of this,” David J. Matlof, his lawyer, said in an email. “He recognizes the seriousness of the issue, but this claim is completely untrue.”
Interviews and documents reviewed by The New York Times, including court records, indicate that Penn State officials appear to have been lenient at times with Mr. Parker. Suspended from the wrestling team when he was criminally charged with rape, he was reinstated in the fall of 2000 while still facing trial. Within weeks, a female student trainer complained that he had exposed himself to her. But after she decided not to go to the police, despite the urging of the university, Penn State appears to have dropped the matter.
Now the Parker case has drawn the attention of the state attorney general’s office here, which is prosecuting three former university officials on charges that they failed to report Mr. Sandusky’s sexual abuse of children. One of the three, Tim Curley, the former athletic director, played a role in how the university dealt with the exposure complaint against Mr. Parker, according to interviews with several people, including the woman who made the complaint.
Prosecutors are trying to assess whether the school’s handling of Mr. Parker suggests a broader pattern of inaction by the athletic department when it came to complaints of sexual misconduct, according to two law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation who are not authorized to discuss it publicly.
A lawyer for Mr. Curley declined to comment on the Parker case, saying that education law prohibits the release of information about students and that questions should be directed to Penn State.
Mr. Parker has no direct connection to the criminal case against the university officials and he faces no legal problems. He has consistently said that the rape accusation, in which he and a friend were accused of assaulting a drunken woman, was false, and that the encounter was consensual. And he said through his lawyer that he was never told of any exposure complaint, and that no such incident had occurred.