Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons has been mentioned in reports about his former roommate who was arrested following allegations of sexual assault by a high school student.
Jim Parsons’ name trended on Facebook, linked with 42-year-old friend Greg Stanley.
Stanley was arrested in College Station, Texas, after allegations of sexual assault arose from a 17-year-old.
Although Parsons named Stanley as a life-long friend in a 2010 Emmys speech, other than their friendship, he is not linked to the allegations.
Stanley, a theatre arts teacher at College Station High School, was accused of plying the student with alcohol and luring him to his home.
Later, following a recorded conversation, Stanley allegedly told the student he would be given a prominent position at at student organisation “if we could just move on.”
Unlike some states, the age of consent in Texas is 17.
Parsons has distanced himself from Stanley, a rep said: “They were friends but have not been in contact for several years.”