“Birth Of A Nation” Writer Nate Parker Unapologetic Over College Rape Case

Nate Parker_ AP ImagesNate Parker, writer-director-producer of “Birth Of A Nation,” said in an interview with 60 Minutes’ Anderson Cooper that he is unapologetic over rape allegations during his time as a student at Pennsylvania State University.

Parker has received tons of backlash but reminds critics that he was wrongfully accused, stood trial, and was ultimately found not guilty. His college roommate Jean Celestin was found guilty but his conviction was overturned during an appeal. His accuser, after battling years of depression, committed suicide years ago. While Parker is sad the woman is no longer here, he stands by his statement that he was wrongfully accused.

Critics have protested Parker’s film, which he co-wrote with Celestin, and are boycotting the film. The actor feels people are doing an injustice to themselves by not watching the movie.


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