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A Timeline of the Nate Parker Rape Scandal, and the Damage Control That Has Followed

Fifteen years after it was litigated in a courtroom, the case of Nate Parker is being relitigated in public. While attending Penn State in the late 1990s, Parker and his wrestling teammate Jean Celestin were accused of raping a female student. Parker was found not guilty, while Celestin was found ... More »
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