Politician who voted for rape bill that snagged Trump now says it's unconstitutional after he was accused of rape

NEW YORK- The controversial law that allowed E. Jean Carroll to sue former President Trump has now ensnared another politician, Brooklyn State Senator Kevin Parker. The irony of this situation is hard to ignore. 

Brooklyn state senator Kevin Parker, who once supported the legislation that enabled Carroll to target Trump, is now facing a similar lawsuit. In a surprising turn of events, Parker is now claiming the so-called “Adult Survivors Act” is unconstitutional, the New York Post reports. 

In court records filed this month, Parker denied the allegations levied against him and then asserted the authorizing law was unconstitutional. 

The law, which has since expired, allowed alleged victims to file civil suits against their alleged attackers within a specific window of time, even if the criminal statute of limitations had run out. 

The accusation against Parker was filed in November 2023 for the attack that occurred in 2004, making it just before time ran out. 

Parker and every other state senate member voted in favor of the law in 2021. 

Parker actually repeated his support for the law in a statement issued when he initially responded to the allegations. 

“I voted in favor of the [Adult Survivors Act] to ensure all New Yorkers can seek justice and be heard,” he wrote of the law, signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul in May 2022. 

“These allegations are absolutely untrue. My work and advocacy will continue,” Parker continued. 

The incident allegedly occurred when the complainant, Olga Jean-Baptiste, worked with Parker on Haitian relief in 2004. She alleges he grabbed her wrists and forcibly raped her at her home, allegations that Hochul called “deeply disturbing.” 

The Post reached out to Parker and his lawyer for comment; however, neither responded. 

Parker is no stranger to the legal system, having been arrested for misdemeanor assault in 2005 after he struck a traffic officer who issued him a ticket. 

In 2011, Parker was arrested after he damaged the camera of a New York Post reporter after the photographer took pictures of him outside his home. Parker was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. He was also instructed to attend anger management classes and pay $672 to cover the damaged equipment. He avoided the more serious felony, assault during the commission of a felony, which could have resulted in a seven-year jail term. 

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