The Birth of a Nation actor/director Nate Parker has refused to apologize in the aftermath of a college rape case in which he was acquitted being brought back to light.
The impending release of the slave rebellion drama—which was picked up for U.S. distribution in a record-breaking $17.5 million deal at the Sundance Film Festival in January—has been mired in controversy stemming from rape allegations from Parker’s time as a student at Pennsylvania State University in 1999.
Last night’s 60 Minutes segment on Nate Parker and The Birth of A Nation understandably was forced to lead with the filmmaker/star’s controversial 17-year old acquittal on rape charges and the suicide of his accuser 12 years later, ...
“I was falsely accused. I went to court. And I sat in trial. I was vindicated,” Parker said.
Nate Parker says he was "falsely accused" of rape in the now infamous case that took place when he was student at Penn State in 1999.
On 60 Minutes on Sunday night, director Nate Parker offered no apology over the sixteen-year-old rape allegations that have come to light in advance of the release of his Nat Turner biopic The Birth of a Nation, and insisted to thos...