New Claim Against Nate Parker Alleges He Exposed Himself To Penn State Trainer
Reputation-wrecking accusations against Birth of a Nation star Nate Parker continue to roll in.
After his press run for the film that chronicles the life of enslaved Baptist preacher-turned-rebel Nat Turner was seemingly sabotaged with overshadowed by his 1999 rape case, additional claims are now being made against Parker.
According to New York Times, he exposed himself to a female student trainer at Penn State just some odd weeks after he was reinstated to the wrestling team, which happened while he was facing trial for the aforementioned rape charge. The trainer is unnamed and chose not to report the incident to the police, even after being encouraged to do so by the university. Parker denies the exposure occurred.
“This is the first Mr. Parker has ever heard of this,” David J. Matlof, told the New York Times via email. “He recognizes the seriousness of the issue, but this claim is completely untrue.”
The allegations came to light during a state attorney general’s investigation into charges against three former Penn State officials, which included former athletic director Tim Curley, and their failure to report Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse. Prosecutors are also further investigating whether Parker’s own case could have contributed to a larger issue within Penn State’s athletic department in regards to sexual misconduct accusations, law enforcement officials told the Times as well.