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Fisk University President Put On Leave After Man Accuses Him Of Drugging Him During Alleged ‘Grindr’ Date

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Fisk University President Dr. Kevin Rome Sr. has been placed on leave after a man accused him of drugging him while on a date. The man claims he met the university president on the gay-dating site, Grindr. The insane details inside…

Fisk University President Dr. Kevin Rome Sr. is being put on blast with some serious allegations and its already affecting his career.

Officials at Fisk University in Nashville, TN released a statement revealing they learned of the shocking allegations made against their university's president on Monday. A man claims he met Dr. Rome on the gay dating app Grindr and testified Rome had drugged him, threatened to kill him and destroyed his apartment.

The school couldn’t comment on the specifics of the incident, but they announced Dr. Rome is no longer serving as president and has been placed on leave. Provost Dr. Vann Newkirk will take his place “effective immediately,” according to a statement from the school.

On August 7th, the anonymous man was granted a restraining order against Rome. The petitioner claimed he was once in a relationship with Dr. Rome and that he currently feared for his life.

It’s alleged the man and Dr. Rome spent the night together in May after meeting on Grindr. According to the order, Rome “invited other people over to have sex” with the man while he was drugged. The man said he knew Dr. Rome as “Rob.”

The anonymous man said after his sexual encounter with Rob, he was sent messages to “stay away from his people.” The man claims he received more threatening messages that said he would be killed if he “continued to date Black men.” The man said he began receiving the messages on August 6th after a man who was invited to the apartment during the May encounter recognized him. It’s unclear where they were at the time.

The man also made claims that his apartment was broken into and vandalized between June 14th & 15th. He said plumbing was tampered with so sewage destroyed his apartment. Yikes. Now, he claims to be living in a hotel due to the threats he’s receiving. He believes he’s receiving the threats due to jealousy because he’s currently dating Rome’s alleged ex. Chile….

“I have learned that my boyfriend that I was dating at the time of this incident is “Rob’s” ex, and I was afraid that “Rob” did all of this out of jealousy,” the victim wrote in his complaint.

“I am now terrified to leave my house because of the threat on my life. I am very fearful that “Rob” may follow through on the threat to kill me and I want him to stay away from me and not contact me.”

According to the restraining order, Dr. Rome is ordered to not have any contact with the man.

Dr. Rome is married to Stefanie Baker Rome and they have two children - Kevin Jr. and Kendel. He became the 16th President of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee on July 1st, 2017.

Dr. Rome denied the shocking allegations against him in a statement:

The accusations against Dr. Kevin Rome are false. He categorically denies the allegations, and he plans to fight the case in court and clear his good name. It is important to note that these are merely civil accusations. Dr. Rome has not been charged with any crime.

Dr. Rome is most concerned for his family, friends and the community at Fisk University for any harm they are experiencing as a result of these spurious charges. He expresses his deepest thanks to all those who have reached out to him over the past few days expressing their support. 

The university official also told Scoop Nashville, “I’m just as shocked as you, I have no idea who this person is and I can’t even respond to it because I don’t even know who they are.”

Rome's Attorney Jay Steed called the accusations against his client "false" and said he "categorically denies the allegations."

"It is important to note that these are merely civil accusations. Dr. Rome has not been charged with any crime. Dr. Rome is most concerned for his family, friends and the community at Fisk University for any harm they are experiencing as a result of these spurious charges. He expresses his deepest thanks to all those who have reached out to him over the past few days expressing their support," Steed said in a statement to News 4. 

Insane. Almost sounds like THIS disturbing situation...

 

Photo: fisk.edu

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