November 22, 2023

NY State Sen. Kevin Parker Accused of Rape in New Lawsuit

New York state Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn) has been accused of rape, according to a new lawsuit filed Friday.

The suit claims that Parker sexually assaulted Olga Jean-Baptiste in 2004.

"The woman, Olga Jean-Baptiste, claims Parker raped her inside her apartment once the pair talked about relief efforts for Haiti after it suffered horrific flooding at the time, AMNY reported Sunday," according to Breitbart News.

“This action is brought pursuant to New York’s Adult Survivor’s Act," the lawsuit read.

"The notoriously hot-headed Parker, 56, has had a history of anger issues since he was first elected to the state Legislature in 2002. His temper has often landed him in trouble," the New York Post reported.

"He was arrested and charged with assault in 2005 after he punched a traffic agent for writing him a $55 ticket for double parking. After he agreed to take anger management classes, the charges were dropped," it continued. Parker has also faced a variety of other legal issues in the past, according to the report.

The new case, however, marks a more serious crime that is being pursued under the state's recent law that allows lawsuits regarding past sexual assault allegations years after the event.

Survivors traditionally have five years to file claims but New York's Adult Survivor's Act allows a change to the standard limitation.

The new lawsuit based on claims from nearly 20 years ago could cause the senator major consequences as he continues his leadership in the Empire State.

His reelection efforts could also be damaged as he deals with the allegations that will be a major source of questions during his campaign.


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