A New York Democrat with a checkered history has been named in a new lawsuit accusing him of raping a woman at a meeting on disaster relief.
The scandal-ridden Empire State notched another sexual assault allegation to the tally just ahead of the expiring Adult Survivors Act. Filed Friday in the state Supreme Court in Brooklyn, Olga Jean-Baptiste accused New York state Sen. Kevin Parker (D) of raping her in her own home when he was a freshman lawmaker in 2004.
According to the court filing, the then 31-year-old plaintiff “was coordinating with Senator Kevin Parker and his constituents to deliver necessary items, donations and assistance to flood victims in Haiti, which she completed in 2004 by making a trip to Haiti.”
Upon her return, Parker had joined her at her Brooklyn apartment for a meeting and to collect photos that she had taken on her trip. At the end of that visit, the suit alleged he grabbed her wrists led her “down the hallway of her apartment to her bedroom, made a sexual comment and put her face down on the bed,” before he allegedly raped her.
“Plaintiff was frozen in fear and was unable to cry out,” court documents stated.
First reported by amNY, a statement from Mike Murphy, spokesperson to state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, asserted, “These allegations are extremely disturbing and we take them very seriously. And we will continue to monitor this situation and we will take appropriate action as more information is learned.”
The latest allegation that fell within the closing “retroactive revival window” of the Adult Survivors Act that temporarily suspended the statute of limitations to permit those who, from trauma, fear or other concerns, had missed the opportunity to come forward with claims of abuse, was hardly the only time Parker had face allegations of wrongdoing.
In 2005, the then-first-term senator was charged with third-degree assault for punching the traffic agent issuing him a $55 ticket for double-parking. Those charges were dropped when he agreed to attend anger management classes.
That same year he was said to have threatened a former aide following her public complaint that he physically assaulted her when she was an employee. Four years later, he was slapped with a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge for chasing down a New York Post photographer and damaging her camera. A 2010 conviction landed him with three years probation and an order to take anger management classes.
Additionally, he was stripped of committee positions and his role as majority whip.
Bob Hilliard, the attorney representing the victim, said “Ms. Jean-Baptiste survived unspeakable sexual abuse perpetrated by Senator Parker–and continues to suffer from the trauma that only survivors of unwanted sexual assault can fully understand.”
“The allegations are set out within Ms. Jean-Baptiste’s lawsuit. A jury will hear firsthand the full details and horribleness of what happened.”
As recently as 2019, Parker faced an ethics complaint over telling a GOP operative to “kill yourself” on social media, after which he was accused of getting in a shouting match with a peer, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi.
At the time of this post, the senator had not publicly responded to the allegations.
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