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Penn State Investigation Reveals Additional Allegations Against Nate Parker

Additional claims against Nate Parker were revealed in a state investigation into Penn’s State handling of the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia case, according to the New York Times. Parker was accused of exposing himself to a female student in his college days, claims of which his lawyer says are “completely untrue.”

Although the Birth of a Nation star has nothing to do with the Penn State Sandusky case, he's linked to a university official currently being prosecuted for covering up Sandusky’s years of sex crimes against young boys.

Parker was  accused of rape in 1999, causing him to be temporarily suspended from the Penn State wrestling team. An unidentified woman claimed that Parker of exposed himself, after he was allowed back on the team. Parker would've been on trial for rape at the time of the alleged incident.

The accuser decided against filing a police report, despite being encouraged to do so by the university. As a result, Penn State dropped the investigation into her claims.

Tim Curley, one of the three accused of not reporting Sandusky, had involvement in how the university handled the exposure accusations brought against Parker. Prosecutors are working to determine if the handling  of the alleged Parker incident shows a pattern of Penn State's athletics department overlooking sexual misconduct complaints.

However, Parker’s lawyer says the 36-year-old actor had no prior knowledge of the newly-unearthed report.

“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.”

Parker was acquitted in the rape case in which he and friend, John Celestine, were accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student. Although Celestine was convicted, the ruling was thrown out on appeal.

After the trial, Parker transferred to another university. He denies sexual assaulting the accuser, who committed suicide in 2012.

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Bun B's Lawyer Provides Update On Attempted Armed Robbery Aftermath

On Tuesday (April 24), Bun B confronted an armed robber, who was later identified as 20-year-old DeMonte Jackson. The latter attempted to rob the legendary rapper's home but acted swiftly with his own registered firearm. When Bun B's wife, Angela "Queenie" Walls answered a knock on the door, a masked Freeman entered with his weapon but was later met with the Trill rapper's fire and was detained at a hospital while being treated for his wounds.

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Former Felons May Have To Pay Court Fines Before Voting In Florida

Florida made history when it passed Amendment 4 restoring voting rights to the state's nearly one million former felons.

However, on Wednesday (April 24) the GOP-House passed a bill that would require former felons to pay court fees, fine,s and restitution prior to voting. The Senate bill requires that just restitution be paid. If this measure is passed it could prohibit thousands of ex-cons from being able to vote.

The state reportedly also doesn't have a method to properly tally restitution and to create a system could cost millions. On Wednesday, the House considered a proposal by the Senate that would allot $2 million to hire more workers at the Florida Commission on Offender Review to review the applications of former felons.

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