Nate Parker is once again at the center of another sexual misconduct allegation that happened while the actor attended Pennsylvania State University nearly 20 years ago. Though he faces no criminal charges for the incident, the allegation undoubtedly raises questions about the university’s handling of sex assault allegations.
A female student trainer claims that in 2000, while Nate was awaiting trial on a rape allegation, he exposed himself to her while she gave him a back treatment, reports The New York Times.
Parker allegedly told her he wanted to show her something, and then pulled his pants down exposing the top half of his penis, the report says.
The woman reported the incident to the school’s assistant athletic director and though the school encouraged her to file an official police report, she dropped the matter out of feared retaliation, writes The Times.
Nate’s lawyers have since denied the allegations. “This is the first Mr. Parker has ever heard of this,” his attorney David J. Matlof told the Times. “He recognizes the seriousness of the issue, but this claim is completely untrue.”
The deeply buried incident follows up to the highly publicized sexual assault involving Parker and “Birth Of A Nation” co-writer Jean Celestine that resurfaced after the film took off at January’s Sundance Film Festival. Despite positive reviews, box office numbers have fallen below projections, which many correlate to the negative press surrounding Parker.
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2. Queen Latifah- Manhattan Community CollegeSource:PR 2 of 19
3. Tyra Banks- Harvard UniversitySource:PR 3 of 19
4. Gabrielle Union- UCLASource:PR 4 of 19
5. Aisha Tyler- Dartmouth UniversitySource:Instagram 5 of 19
6. Sanaa Lathan- B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and Masters from YaleSource:PR 6 of 19
7. Regina Hall- New York UniversitySource:PR 7 of 19
8. Shaquille O' Neal- Louisiana State University8 of 19
9. David Alan Grier- B.A. University of Michigan and M.B.A. from Yale9 of 19
10. Hill Harper- B.A. from Brown University and Law degree from Harvard10 of 19
11. Denzel Washington- Fordham University11 of 19
12. Talib Kweli- New York University12 of 19
13. Forest Whitaker- University of Southern California13 of 19
14. Joy Bryant- Yale University14 of 19
15. John Legend- University of Philadelphia15 of 19
16. Nicole Ari Parker- NYU16 of 19
17. J. Cole- St. John's University17 of 19
18. Kerry Washington- George Washington UniversitySource:PR 18 of 19
19. David Banner- Master's Degree from University of MarylandSource:Instagram 19 of 19
SOURCE: The New York Times | IMAGE CREDIT: Getty