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Hollywood actor, director, beloved husband and father Nate Parker is in the center of a new sexual scandal.

Seventeen years ago, Parker was accused and then acquitted of raping a woman at Penn State University, a case that resurfaced earlier this year, prior to the release of his new film, The Birth of a Nation. But now, it looks like Parker has a new case on his hands.

Nate is now being accused of sexual misconduct after he allegedly “exposed himself” to a female student trainer on the Penn State campus.

In the report, first released by the New York Times, the incident happened while he was on trial for the 2000 rape case. But why is this all surfacing now?

According to reports, it was the prosecutors handling Jerry Sandusky’s pedophilia scandal that discovered the mishandling of Parker’s former misconduct. While digging into the former Penn State football coach’s sexual abuse of children, it was unearthed that the university dropped the complaint after the accuser chose not to go to the police.

Prosecutors are now questioning former athletic director Tim Curley, who was allegedly one of several campus officials who not only failed to report Sandusky’s misconduct, but Parker’s as well.

“This is the first Mr. Parker has ever heard of this,” Nate’s lawyer, David J. Matlof tells the news outlet. “He recognizes the seriousness of the issue, but this claim is completely untrue.”

As for the rape case, Parker has repeatedly suggested that the sex with the woman, who sadly committed suicide years later, was consensual. He recently told Anderson Cooper, “I do think [her death] is tragic … I was falsely accused. I went to court. I sat in trial. I was vindicated. I feel terrible that this woman isn’t here. I feel terrible that her family had to deal with that, but as I sit here, an apology is no.”

So what does all this mean for the actor? We are talking two major scandals over three months, all while his critically acclaimed film is in theaters. Will the actor be blacklisted?

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Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves



To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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