Nate Parker

Birth of Nation star and director Nate Parker refused to apologize for his role in the gang rape of a college girlfriend.

In a 60 Minutes interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Parker arrogantly said he didn’t feel “guilty” for the 1999 rape.

“As a Christian man, just being in that situation, yeah, sure,” he said when asked if he did anything morally wrong. “I am 36 years old right now… my faith is very important to me. So looking back through that lens… it’s not the lens I had when I was 19 years old.”

Parker was acquitted of rape in a 2001 trial. But his accomplice, and co-writer of ‘Nation’, was found guilty. The victim refused to testify in a retrial after Parker and his pals allegedly harassed and taunted her.

The father-of-5 daughters said he was shocked to learn of his victim’s suicide after he attempted to use his acquittal to market his movie.

“I had absolutely no idea. I found out on the news,” he tells Cooper. “(It was) devastating. Shocking. I couldn’t believe it.”

The ensuing scandal derailed the movie’s Oscar hopes.

The 60 Minutes interview is set to air five days before Birth of a Nation hits theaters.

‘Nation’ is already a colossal failure, judging by the negative buzz on social media and message boards.

Watch an excerpt from the interview here.


  • Lisa daniels

    Ninja if you would just shut you damn mouth must people would not know that your a necromancer. I am so sick of hearing about this ? that I am no longer insterested in seeing the movie.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    ??. I’ll be there. Front row.

  • Nikke0208

    Screw him and his movie.

  • Lurk_Mode_Off

    I hear more about his rape case than the movie. Might check it out still

  • Dr.Rue

    I saw a free pre screening. They removed the rape scene. The movie is ok, pretty average. 3/5 stars.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I thought he wasn’t charged at all?

  • Judas & GOD

    I HAVE A QUESTION …IF HE NOT GULTY WHY WE STILL MADD AT HIM ?

  • n1kk1a

    I never even heard about this guy until I came here. I’ll probably wait until it goes on Netflix. The rape thing bothers me, but what does it have to do with his movie?

  • bemetoo

    Messy messy sandy…hopefully it doesn’t get overlook award season

  • imright

    i dont wana see anymore slave movies

  • bella28498 .

    If he apologize then that’s admission of guilt, I wouldn’t apologize either especially if I was found NOT GUILTY….. that’s like making someone sign a confession to a crime they didn’t commit, heaux sit down

  • PhillyFacts

    He has an aloofness about him, and seems extremely insensitive. Why don’t he stop addressing? All publicity is not good publicity, and those pale prestigious men may block any future endeavors he may have (unless he bends over of course) . Sometimes silence is golden….

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Sandra, have you written an article about JCPenny using a Rihanna lookalike in their commercials?

  • the guest

    His ego ruined this movie. He is so unbelievably self absorbed it’s unbelievable. How can someone not be able to see anyone other than themself.

    Nat Turner was a superior human being. A man who aspired for the highest good. He is turning in his grave at Nate Parker representing his legend.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Love the word aloof.

  • leapyearpisces

    I saw that commercial a few days ago and was like?. Whoever she is, she about to blow off the fact she look like Rhi. Like they are seriously twinning.

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    His ‘faith’ is more important than the victim of his rape? . Whatever happened to decency? A 19 year old state of mind or ‘lens’ as he put it doesn’t allow you to rape???. I know plenty of 19 year olds who aren’t rapists

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Should we condem this man forever because of this? Absolutely not.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I had to freeze my television screen and do a triple take.

  • SG

    Five daughters? God forbid someone do something like this to one of his children.

  • JerseyMom

    I guess I will pass on seeing this movie because he won”t stfu.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I’m still going. Nice try

  • Django the God

    Did anybody see the Kia commercial with Mary J Blige yet though?

    https://youtu.be/UKzY0LILVvk

    That’s her in the thumbnail ^

  • Django the God

    *chest laugh* Master P shot a video with a “fake” Rihanna too.

  • Queen B

    Same reason ppl still mad at OJ lol

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I say good for him. I’m not apologizing for something I was aquitted for. Nope.

    And he is basically saying fukk it….doing this 5 days before the movie is released next Friday. He putting all his chips on the table for folks to choose up baybee.

    And will support this interview when it airs on Sunday too. Yep?

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    He doesn’t feel guilty, because he felt entitled to take that girl’s goodies without consent. The word for today children is entitlement. As far as watching the movie, I’ll pass. I can learn about my people’s history in more ways than a movie by someone that violates women. We gotta stop being lazy and cosigning disrespect on women just because the person is a celebrity. Celebs piss and poop just like the rest of us. I don’t need to be educated that bad by his film.

  • Django the God

    He went hard shooting a movie with the same dude though.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    They didn’t do shat. Now that this same shat done happened nationally at two different universities RECENTLY. Exact scenarios. All black men rapists Django? Even ones who tag Becky? Come on ( in my Biz Markie voice).

  • iWasteTime

    Impatiently waiting on Jesus.
    So they may rewrite the bill because it’s going to lead to unwanted repercussions?!
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-09-29/congress-signals-regret-after-overriding-veto-of-saudi-9-11-bill

  • stav

    NO MORE SLAVE MOVIES!!!

  • che’lint

    Here here ???

  • che’lint

    Where do I sign. .

  • Sucker Free

    What rape scene

  • http://Copblock.org Roaches; not the smoking kind

    So Blac Chyna released Rob’s number on Twitter. I’ve had a couple drinks so I decided to text him a few nudes?? I’m not sure, but his response of “Die You Satan” makes me think he’s not interested? Oh well, can’t blame a gal for trying?

  • Lisa daniels

    Exactly, you dont see Chris Brown talking about the beatdown he gave rihanna 6 years ago wtf is he talking about his rape antics from 2 decades ago? No one was asking him about this ? and no comic broke this up. Hell i bet most folks didnt even know who the hell he is until he started talking about how he was drugy rapist. I know didnt know and now i dont want to. I will have wait 10years for someone else to tell nat turners story because the piece of ? has ruined it. I dislike thieves and lying ass rapists with a passion.

  • Sucker Free

    Technically he didn’t take her goodies…they smashed on the regular…on the night in question, he smashed…then invited his friends to join

  • Lisa daniels

    Tell that to mary kay letornho too.

  • Lisa daniels

    Lets call.

  • Lisa daniels

    I called. Verizon wireless customer not available. I was going to tell him to take his meds.

  • http://Copblock.org Roaches; not the smoking kind

    ??? its been over 30 minutes now. He’s probably been bombarded with thousand of calls.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Read some literature folks.http://www.africanamerica.org/topic/the-truth-horny-white-mistresses-and-black-slaves

    White females been lying on black dack since slavery. Who here ever saw “Mandingo”? Find you a copy.

    Not sure why it’s so far fetched to know white women lie on these men on a regular basis.

  • Lisa daniels

    I am text him and include my paypal info.

  • Locapoca

    Yup and if you can’t find Mandingo then you can go Watch Rosewood them honks fukked up a whole black town because that white woman lied and said a black man raped and beat her.

  • http://Copblock.org Roaches; not the smoking kind

    Lmaaaaaaaaaao Yaaaaas?? He prolly. blocked me but let me text him my paypal info as well?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Some of them have hidden history. Like how the missy wanted to fukk the daylights out the big black buck. And then yell rape. This was reflected in a slave movie. It was a real phenomenon. And I didn’t know til I watched…an old slave movie my folks had back when I was 12.

    “Sexual Relations Between Elite White Women and Enslaved Men in the Antebellum South: A Socio-Historical Analysis”

    http://www.inquiriesjournal.com/articles/747/sexual-relations-between-elite-white-women-and-enslaved-men-in-the-antebellum-south-a-socio-historical-analysis

  • MystyBlu

    If he doesn’t believe he’s guilty of rape why would he apologize? He’s expressed condolences to her family for their loss but he doesn’t owe the world or them an apology. The transcripts of those calls do not convince me that she was not a willing participant with him that night or the morning after. The fact that they were recorded by the police but entered into evidence by the defense speaks volumes. Seems she wanted a relationship and he shared her with the homie then dropped her. She was mad/confused that her tricks didn’t keep him and made up a story two months later, including a fake pregnancy.

    Her sister’s op-ed about her being in foster care only lends itself more to the fact that she may have gotten attached to him and he was a **** who wasn’t feeling her and didn’t try to claim her. Was he wrong for running a train? I’d say he was nasty as hell but he was also a stupid young jock who was probably used to chucks throwing it at him left and right. Homies or no homies.

    At the end of the day, Nate’s transgressions from almost two decades ago isn’t gonna stop me from seeing an important movie and supporting OUR stories being told by US. Stay home if you choose but don’t complain later that we don’t have more movies representing us nor awards.

  • Lisa daniels
  • http://Copblock.org Roaches; not the smoking kind

    ???? I like you??????

  • Incog-knee-gress

    We gotta stop being lazy and cosigning disrespect on women just because the person is a celebrity.
    ——-

    As blacks we gotta stop helping whitey in the end. This is happening to black boys right now most likely at your local high school. How many times we gotta see it depicted? Daddys Little Girls. Coach Carter. Our athlete boys being accused of false rape by Heidi. We gotta pull this inspiration and storyline ideas from somewhere right? And we do. Bc it’s real.

  • bella28498 .

    America has a problem always trying to tell the black man what to do like they are children…. stfu he can do what tf he wanna do. It couldn’t have been me because I would’ve given everyone the middle finger about 2 months ago and told everyone to kiss my a s s

  • Lisa daniels

    I like you too. I need some more rich people number. I aint lying am broke. Needs a gas card at least. The bible say ask and ye ( you, not kim wife) shall receive.

  • PhillyFacts

    Yes I had no clue who he was, let alone his story. Now, I would like forget him, and anything about him he’s metastasized this story to the point of no return. People always quick to blame the “pale skin pus man” for their woes, not Nate this brother has single handily managed to annihilate his own image.

  • Lisa daniels

    A wise person once said that one is his own worst enemy.

  • PhillyFacts

    ??FACTS??

  • KennyHollywood

    He was found innocent….right? Anyone who can’t see through what the media is doing here, probably isn’t a smart person.

  • http://Copblock.org Roaches; not the smoking kind

    Come through…

  • Lisa daniels

    Clearly he is a short ? rider.

  • Jusstlookn for Social Grace

    heck read Mandigo, try walking down the street behind a white woman, getting in the elavator. My last employer, the admin was down right disresptful to black women. but was screwing black men in offices. How I know, one of them taped it.

    when whites girls, dont get there way, the lie, lie and then scream rape. smelling like a wet dirty cat.

  • PhillyFacts

    ???????

  • PhillyFacts

    Paypal??? Not for those hell bound photos ?

  • bella28498 .

    It’s white people and black women talking the most chit but where’s the outrage with alllllll the white men on video raping women and not even doing time at all. Instead they focus their attention on a 1999 rape case where the guy was found innocent.

  • PhillyFacts

    ??

  • http://Copblock.org Roaches; not the smoking kind

    ???

  • Jusstlookn for Social Grace

    ??????

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    How do you admit to doing something morally wrong but, claim innocent with no apology? Other cases, no matter what race involved, doesn’t acquit a person morally. Just like innocent men are found guilty all the time; guilty people also go free.

  • Jusstlookn for Social Grace

    thatbdoes matter, black women, blacks period are disposable. damn shame. 400 years later

  • KennyHollywood

    Somebody really doesn’t want us watching this movie……..

  • That’s Interesting

    He seems…touched. Like why in the world would he even bring this up??? Somebody would have had to drug it up on me, and then I still wouldn’t have spoken on it. With that said, my honest and sincere belief is that Black people need to stay the hell away from white people. Like when will we ever learn? He put himself in this situation in so many ways. Leave the white wimmens alone, damn. I just cannot and will not feel sorry for him.

  • Jusstlookn for Social Grace

    masses of white women lie on blacks. i cant with this anymore.

    goodnight

  • http://Copblock.org Roaches; not the smoking kind

    Yes they do. Nite nite?

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    Aren’t we inferior to them? Why would they ever waste their time lying on the likes of us. ???

  • That’s Interesting

    White people are devils. Of course they lie on Black people. They do a lot. And get away with it too. No matter how low they are, they will always think they are better than Black people. A white family in the trailer park believes they are better than the Obamas. That is how they are. If you choose to fool with them, and let them get you caught up, you get what you deserve.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They planned a college tour where he was to play the victim who was falsely accused of rape. What he didn’t know was his victim committed suicide. Once the news broke that she’d killed herself, that changed everything. Instead of playing the victim, he was forced to pretend he cared about his victim, which is very hard for narcissists to do.

  • PhillyFacts

    Crazy ???

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Prof. Taco Juice

    There goes his career. If there’s a crisis management team willing to take him as a client, they’re gonna want that 17 million the studio gave him. He’s not holding like that.

  • Jusstlookn for Social Grace

    Woody Allen

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Prof. Taco Juice

    Supposedly gabby union was cast (in a non-speaking part) as a r@pe victim.

  • That’s Interesting

    I do believe he’s a narcissist. He’s insincere and shows no real remorse.

  • MystyBlu

    I interpreted what he has said to mean it was wrong for him to sleep with her when not intending to be in a relationship with her, wrong to possibly cheat on the woman he’s now married to with her, participate in a threesome with a random and drink underage. Those are all things I’m sure his faith and maturity would not allow him to repeat again. So yes he could have been morally wrong for all those actions and still didn’t rape her.

  • True

    He was found not guilty by the court of law. The same court that gave Brock Turner 3 months in jail for rape. Doesn’t mean he didn’t actually rape someone. 97% of rape accusers go free.

  • True

    He’s a Christian now with a white wife and 5 daughters. So he’s completely above reproach. A new man. Perfected in the blood of Christ. etc etc etc

  • True

    Yes. His victim committed suicide.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Yes!!!

  • True

    Yeah, that’s sick AF… writing and shooting a rape scene with the guy you gang raped a girl with. Psychotic as hell. Vile. Its like the audience will be watching a rape scene through the lens of rapist… which makes them _______???

  • True

    In case your momma didn’t teach you anything, you need consent each and every time you have s e x with a woman. Mmkay?

  • True

    Less than 8% of a rape claims are false.

  • leapyearpisces

    Hey chicky, you are right, if you want to see a “current” example of this, I urge you and anyone else to watch Inkmaster on Spike Tuesday night’s at 10:00. This season they have a group of white women that can tatoo their ass off, so naturally they have formed an alliance, HOWEVER their entitlement and obnoxiousness is overwhelming, especially towards the black men, they have basically all but said the black men contestants should bow down to them, and they have given their unsolicited opinions on the black male contestants work, trying to get them eliminated. For real, watch an episode, and if you can try to watch this past Tuesdays episode. I PROMISE you will be throwing **** at the tv at their entitlement, and arrogance towards the black males, but sadly these negroes can’t get enough of them (with their self serving selves,).

  • Rhyme and Reason

    So true! I thought the same thing, like let it go, take the box office lost, and shut-up!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Yep! I’m sure it’s a pill for him to swallow, when he’s had such great favor with white and black people, a good film career. His ego tells him, he can fix this, and he’s not bowing down to anyone, and his way isn’t working or making this situation better! Just like Brad Pitt has gone ghost while his new projects are out there, and the negative headlines run their course, totally different backstory, but it’s about the ego! The pride falls first, as my mama always told me!

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Thank you. And you can’t “invite” your homeboys to join you in taking another woman’s goodies. That’s still sexual assault.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Some of “us” will defend him tooth and nail to the bitter end, just like they defended OJ Simpson, and R. Kelly, and Billy Cosby, etc.
    To some folks, it’s never about the brotha doing wrong and needing to be accountable for it. It’s always the white man trying to bring a brotha down, blah blah blah.

  • Teresa Uriel

    somebody is telling the absolute Truth round here.

  • just being me

    Parker was acquitted of rape in a 2001 trial what is he apologize for ????

  • Teresa Uriel

    I can’t support nan nigga who throws up a black fist, but yet he procreates with the enemy of his people.

    black people soo quick to “shed a tear” for these devils, while they continue to hunt black people down for the Kill.

    #MisplacedEmotions
    #FallingFortheEmotionalOkeeDoke

    soon enough, Sandra is gonna post something about a “good Samaritan white person”….and black people gonna be “brought to tears” yet again, while those devils plan another killing of an unarmed black person…smh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile bye this man was acquitted ? FOH! Stack ya paper my brother ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Not a damn thang …. Next …….

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Cheers to my fellow white folks that I love and love me….. My dranking partners …. At least they know how to spend money when we go out …??? and they be having some smoking azz weed too…. Oh yeah shout out to my Asian friends too… Not sure what folks you been around but I have and my child have been blessed by many whites to be honest … Come to think of it… When I was pregnant … Had a baby shower do you know they bought every single thing for J… Before I even had my personal baby shower … Chile bye

  • the guest

    Exactly! I agree, different backstories but same egotistical drive in both men. Nate thought he was above accountability and never thought he would be taken to task.

    Brad Pitt can’t believe there are consequences for cheating and that even he, the Brad Pitt, is not exempt from being left and held accountable.

    Why they still let Nate Parker speak to the press is beyond me. He keeps making a complete and utter a–s–s of himself.

  • the guest

    Nate Parker is a serious piece of work.

  • the guest

    We are not condemning him. He is condemning himself with his unrepentant and blasphemous attitude regarding his destruction of another human being that most people would not even know about had his ego and guilty conscious not driven him to tell on himself to the press.

  • the guest

    THIS!!!!

  • the guest

    SPEAK!!!!!!!!

  • the guest

    Your stare on white female entitlement is true. However, Nate Parker is an example of black male entitlement.

  • That’s Interesting

    I believe I’ve asked you to stop responding to me. I could care less about your experiences. You really need to understand that there’s no need to respond when you don’t agree with the opinions of others, because I for one don’t give a fukk about your feelings. You have proven yourself to be one of those silly Black kumbaya people time and time again. You know what I meant, but then again, I highly doubt you do.

  • bella28498 .

    So after reading ur comment what I gathered is everyone should love the oppressor because they will shell out a little cash for a charity case, they share their drugs, and did I mention they don’t mind helping a charity case ? I see u haven’t had ur ni99a wake up call but u will. If u really think this is the white experience most black ppl have with Wp u need to go sit in a corner and sthu. Wp will drink with u, smoke crack with u, have s e x with u, and even reproduce with u. That don’t mean chit their main objective is white supremacy on a conscious or subconscious level.

  • Myopinion4u

    What happened to innocent until proven guilty? My black men don’t have a chance.

  • Myopinion4u

    Because some white and BLACK people can’t stand to see a brother succeed.

  • Myopinion4u

    Who are we to judge! I hope God strike all you judgmental people.

  • bella28498 .

    That idiot is one of those black women who they talk about behind her back and they wonder why she just don’t go away so they can be unapolegetically white without her around. I’m sure they speak in code and she find them laughing at things she doesn’t understand. I know they made plenty baby daddy jokes while buying her gifts for her baby shower. She will learn those ppl don’t give a dayum about her

  • Lisa daniels

    Because why the f is he still talking about it. He open his mouth to brag about it which shows he probably did do it and manage to get away with it.

  • Lisa daniels

    No one brought his past up but his dumb ass so miss me with the crabs in the barrel nonsense. If he would have focus on telling the nat turners story and not brag to world how he beat a charge no one would care or know. Most folks didn’t know who he was and now that they do they dont like him. No one likes a brager

  • Lisa daniels

    No white man brought him down. This ninja did it to himself.

  • bella28498 .

    Remorse for what??? He didn’t rape her ? I will give u an example I’m standing in front of u and someone I know come up from behind u and start whooping ur ass. Why would I apologize and show remorse I didn’t do it. True I know the person who whooped ur ass but there’s nothing for me to apologize for, to do so would mean I had something to do with ur ass whooping. When I didn’t.

  • SameoleJ

    Not all!! I don’t shed my tears for the “band aid over a bleeding wound” trick. Nope, not one tear about a good deed, until I can stop shedding them over the murders of innocent people.

  • Sucker Free

    Well apparently the jury felt she consented that’s why he was acquitted

    I’m a defense attorney btw so law school taught me

  • That’s Interesting

    ???. You are so right tho.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Please down vote and flag foolishness that involves name calling on any level on this site. It doesn’t have to be cursing involved. Its Why Disqus doesn’t moderate hard here. Bc we don’t flag and down vote like the system was set up to do. Other sites like the local news sites, that use Disqus…half of these comments here would be ghost.

  • That’s Interesting

    Honestly, I don’t know if he raped her or not. I’m not interested enough to read the transcripts, but I hate rapists, and I get an “off” vibe from him. My thing is white women have gotten Black men in trouble for CENTURIES. Yet some can’t stay away…

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    When I saw the word oppressor I stopped reading … Chile bye… I have no oppressor … I create my own outcomes …. Oppressor ?? too funny … Take care !

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Idiot ?? touche bytch .! Watch ya mouth….. Do you know who you talking to (about) you will soon… ??? take care …..

  • bella28498 .

    Nooo actually someone he knew took her goodies without consent she had been having sexual relations with Nate and it was consentual. It’s nowhere in the court docs Nate raped her. U really should stop spreading lies about ur fellow black ppl.

  • product of 79

    So they want him to admit guilt by apologizing ? they think they slick, only a fool would fall for that… Oh yea I’m still gonna support the brother?
    After seeing a WHITE man swing a weapon towards the boys in blue… Walk AWAY then threatened them again… Jus to be taken dwn easy.
    When a BROTHER has his hands up loose his life? I’m standing wit mine PERIOD.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Man fugg folks… Block they azzes like me…. Block block block… Middle fangas up….. Tell they azz bye ? morning gal ???

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That poster is blocked … Can’t see what they post…. ??

  • bella28498 .

    Girl be quiet….. ur Comment doesn’t negate the fact Wp don’t care about ur black a s s. Idc if u were the First Lady u are still a ni99a

  • Incog-knee-gress

    That number is most likely wrong. That often cited 2-8%.

    “A lot of statistics are floating around the Internet: Two percent, say many feminists, the same as other crimes. Twenty-five percent, say other groups who quarrel with the feminists on many issues, or maybe 40 percent. Here’s the real answer: We don’t know. Anyone who insists that we do know should be corrected or ignored.”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2014-09-19/how-many-rape-reports-are-false

  • bella28498 .

    I hope u didn’t have a boy because he will suffer due to ur negligence and ignorance

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Gm!!! Tgif.

    They won’t ever go away for everyone else if we just block. Gotta flag as inappropriate and THEN block.

  • SameoleJ

    Tell me what day you go, so I can go in that same day and then go again on another day.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    It’s Redeemed

  • iWasteTime

    Good Morning Roses! TGIF, whoot !!
    Sandra we getting a new post about the 9/11 bill.
    Congress overrode the Presidents veto but may rewrite the bill because it leaves us heavily exposed. Hence why the President said Hail NO!
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-09-29/congress-signals-regret-after-overriding-veto-of-saudi-9-11-bill

  • Lovely

    Arrogant azz! Feels no guilt…really!

  • SameoleJ

    Oh, goodie, I am coming into some money next week….so I can take a group of folks!!

    Thank you or the reminder!!
    #SOSERIOUS
    #DOINGTHETICKETMATHNOW
    #WETAKINGFRIEDCHICKENINOURBAGS
    #ANDHOTSAUCE
    #SWAG

  • Incog-knee-gress

    going next Friday night

  • iWasteTime

    OT:
    When they stop supporting Woody Allen films and Roman Polanski isn’t totted as one of the greatest directors with no asterisks, then I’ll say something about this Trialed and Acquitted man.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    This interview was booked months ago as promotion for the movie. I’m sure if he canceled it, it would be fines etc. And Anderson Cooper asked him. Which is what interviewers do. So either he could have thrown a chair like Chris Brown did on GMA bc he didnt like the question or just be mature about it and answer.

    “And, when asked by Anderson Cooper on this Sunday’s episode of 60 Minutes about whether or not he’s sorry about what happened in the past, he danced around the question before outright saying that no, he will not apologize for what happened.”

  • God is working on me!

    I don’t think so. He could have apologize for misinterpreting the drunk advance because of his frame of mind at 19 years old. Regardless if it was intentional or unintentional he hurt someone and by not apologizing because its the “human” thing to do. I think that’s where it’s not connecting for him. Also I believe he was the sole person in his own demise. Birth of a nation wasn’t his first major film. He brought the rape up to see if he can earn, What? Points from who? If you ask me, he knew the girl was dead before he came out with it because she wouldn’t be able to speak for herself. But like I said before from his first interview about this. Anything he’s in I respectfully decline and will not support. Good luck to him and his career.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I actually think all of them are guilty. Every single one.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    He is being asked about it. There is a difference.

  • SameoleJ

    Then so am I!! And taking a few folks with me.

  • MissyJ

    No the accusers brother brought up his past. Where have you been?

  • Di Ana

    He has no one to blame but himself. He should have never brought up the college incident. That’s how you know at 36 years of age this grown man still hasn’t learn from his mistake and he has 5 daughters at that.

  • SameoleJ

    Even after that I will NOT say a word, as he was TRIED and ACQUITTED!!

  • MissyJ

    His “victim” with a history of mental illness, depression, and suicide attempts before this incident.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    How many posts have we had on this? Why are folks below still saying he brung this up? What part of all of this here shyt started when he was ASKED by Variety about his charges… do folks not damn comprehend? Are yall slow? No really. Are you? Nate never has just sat down and been like I’m here to talk about my rape case from 17 years ago…here is what happened. He.was.asked!

    Jesus.? I feel like knocking on folks head like knock knock…is anyone HOME?

    http://variety.com/2016/film/news/the-birth-of-a-nation-nate-parker-rape-trial-1201836624/

  • Di Ana

    My finger be having a block party. Say bye to they a55 and then block.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    And also stop saying you never heard of him etc. until THIS. Its ok if you haven’t. But hell stop saying it.

    It makes you look like you don’t get out, don’t read not shat, dont look at even the news….and just go to work and go home to a whole bunch of damn cats and whatnot. Do some damn education or watch Entertainment Tonight or hell this even been on CNN.

  • bella28498 .

    Thats where u are wrong. He didn’t do anything and as a black man in america that will be a wrong move. wp don’t see things from that perspective when it come to bp. I hope u never give ur son such poor advice as a black man always maintain ur innocence even if others think u are guilty and its our job as bp to back them up. wp never speak out against their own. I have yet to hear one white person speak out against george zimmerman and he is guilty as all hayell. always remember wp don’t see us as human and they feel no sympathy for you.

  • Locapoca

    I don’t see Casey Anthony or OJ apologizing for some shyt they been acquitted and found not guilty for why should he? They trying to put this man in the trick bag . If he apologized then everyone would be like ” I knew he did it!” “Only the guilty apologize ”

  • Incog-knee-gress

    We most likely going with our regular 8-10 folks deep crew lol.?. Me and dude. Dub21 and her dude. My mom, cuz, big sis and BIL and nephew

  • iWasteTime

    New Post : Jeffery lied

  • iWasteTime

    I went back and forth, let me edit!!

  • Incog-knee-gress

    And they killed folks!

  • God is working on me!

    Is this a matter of black and white or right and wrong. If the standard you are measuring yourself to his “the devils name which I vow to never speak” you may need to adjust your moral compass. Yes, if I had a son I would teach him to apologize if he hurts someone. Even if it wasn’t his intention. Pride is a silent killer you know.

  • Locapoca

    It makes you look like you don’t get out, don’t read not shat, dont look at even the news….and just go to work and go home to a whole bunch of damn cats and whatnot.
    ^^^^^
    Translates to- you’re an ignorant crazy cat lady thats not up to date on current events in YOUR world you live in…… But Dub you put it sooooo much more nicely ?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Who did he bring it up to?

  • Locapoca

    Precisely ?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    You broke it down even nicer tho!

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Under a rock Missy

  • DJ

    I agree

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Listen. Either go see the movie or don’t.

  • yes yes, ya’ll!

    I watched that 8 hour 30 for 30 doc on OJ the other day and giiiiiiirl….

  • Sucker Free

    The thing is…an acquittal doesn’t really equate to innocence in commission of crime….an acquittal means that the prosecutors did not meet their burden of proof. That is what people don’t understand.

    A preexisting consensual sexual relationship with the victim is what spared his azz

  • Locapoca
  • bella28498 .

    black women and especially black mothers always preaching throw yourself at the mercy of the court (white supremacy) and pray to god u don’t get punished……the worst advice ever. wp dgaf

  • Lisa daniels

    Now he is. He could have not said a thing.

  • Sucker Free

    I think all three of those men are guilty btw

    OJ…racist cop Furman perjured himself and cast doubt on credibility of the evidence. Dummy prosecutors had him try on the gloves add cochrans nursery rhyme it was a wrap…

    RKelly…the victim refused to testify

  • Lisa daniels

    After he talked about it first.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I think everyone got a burner phone, kept their originals, and are promoting another tanking KKKKK project. ?

  • H Sassyk

    I am sad about this whole situation. Any African American man has to realize he has higher standards to hold himself to AT ANY AGE. Even if he was acquitted, he should at least apologize for the pain and suffering the alleged victim’s family experienced. I can not support this film and I so wanted to. I will wait for DVD. WHOMP

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Why apologize for winning in court? He did show sadness for her taking her life . I think people expect him to say the court got it wrong I raped her send me to jail ??? Really ??!!

  • SameoleJ

    Nate…..DON’T YOU DARE APOLOGIZE. IT IS OVA AND DONE, SAY R.I.P. TO HER AND KEEP MOVING WITH YOUR LIFE!!

    BROCK TURNER WAS FOUND STROKING A CHICK WHO WAS CLEARLY NOT ABLE TO CONSENT, HE GOT 6-MONTHS AND MOVES ON WITH HIS LIFE.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    They don’t hear us, Yo.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    It was too good!

  • H Sassyk

    He was the drunk dude in the movie Red Tails. He was also in The Great Debaters

  • SameoleJ

    How do you know that he did not? And in the ACTUAL interview he said he was felt terrible that she is no longer here and that her family has to deal with that. But no he is not apologizing for a rape that he was falsely accused of, went to court for and was vindicated of. What the hell else do folks want him to do?

    Then her sister says they are offended that he put a FICTIONAL rape scene in the movie…….Huhn?! Bich RAPE was a part of our ancestors’ lives…..that “fictional” scene was a reality at that time!!

  • SameoleJ

    Oh, no Love I wasn’t correcting you…….I was in full agreement TRIALED/TRIED……..he was ACQUITTED either way.

  • Saved.Sista’.Shirell

    Your SIN will ALWAYS find you out!
    When you least need/want the TRUTH to be known.
    #dangshame

  • Saved.Sista’.Shirell

    THANK YOU!
    THANK YOU!
    THANK YOU!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I’m in for R and Bill. Orange Juice? There are too many players in the game for me to call it. The eldest son, Faye and Nicole’s drug habits and debts…meh. I can’t call it. I did so much research on that case it wasn’t funny.

  • Di Ana

    I read an interview in either Ebony or Essence and the interview came across as him overcoming an obstacle. So, now people are digging for information. He should have never said nothing.

  • TDK

    I don’t blame him. Why apologize for something you didn’t do.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Deemed these ??????

  • sunni_daze

    I feel like this “man” is using his rape case to promote his movie. As a woman, aquitted or not you still a rapist especially if your friend and co-writer was convicted. One thing stands true birds of a feather flock together. No resonable person would willingly do business with a rapist. I won’t be able to support this movie or anything he is affiliated with.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I’m not saying he didn’t commit a crime , I’m saying he was acquitted and isn’t going to admit to NOTHING now! He just isn’t doing well explaining it now. However the film, the cast, and he received a standing ovation in Toranto at the film fest. So maybe he just learn to zip his lip.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I do and I want my children to see and know also. So much of AA history is being erased and removed from textbooks and classrooms as if it never happened. Then there’s the line that slavery is hurtful and shouldn’t be relived. (Really. Tell me about it. ?)

    I believe that’s one of the problems our youth is facing now. They don’t know the struggle. As one of dumps main supporters in Ohio told it, “Racism doesn’t exist. If black people haven’t done anything since the 60’s or 70’s it’s their own fault. They have had all privileges afforded to them and racism didn’t start until Obama showed up”. The story needs to be continuously told down through the generations lest we forget where we have come from, where we are going, and not to take the fight of our ancestors for granted.

    ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    After he was interviewed about it first. He didn’t bring it up, L.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    His friends case was overturned too. I guess they obviously stayed friends. Interesting point you made though. I would have wanted to separated myself from the people that bern part of that night.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    The interview with VF was months ago.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    When did he say something tho?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Where did he ever talk about it unless asked?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    “Association” has gotten many a person jailed or lynched.

    What the writer of the post failed to do was to mention the conviction was overturned and WHY it was overturned, AND provide a link to ALL of the transcripts.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I just re-read essence interview. It was a recap of a Deadline interview. Sigh….where he was asked. And it was all after her brother went and re-brung it up.

    Essence did not interview him.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ? I know. That’s why Essence said overcoming an obstacle.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    let’s go

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Nate needs to just stop doing interviews at this point. I understand the movie is coming out but if you know you have a scandal looming over your head then maybe you need to chill. He needs to fire his PR person because I would have told him that he should not speak. Rule #1 let your work ethic speak for itself.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I thought I was the only one…Im tired of slave movies every time I see the trailer for this movie and that yt man cracks the whip I jump!!! Ok yes we were slaves 400+ years ago but what about before that? We were kings, queens, pharaohs and empresses. I hope this slave movie trend goes some damn where.

  • KB

    This ninja needs better PR people. His dumb arse needs to STFU and disappear.

    Off Topic: Has anyone else read the exchange of texts released from Jim Carrey and his now deceased GF Cathriona White? Disgusting and revolting…fawk JC.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I encourage any and everyone who posted and has an opinion regarding this man and this movie to GO LOOK AND READ ALL THE TRANSCRIPTS.

    THEN, make your decision.

    I try my best to do my own research only because every article may have a slant or bias. We condemn the media, yet, a lot of times never follow up to do our own research. If you are basing your opinions in favor or against this man based on this article or a few snippets here and there, take the time to click a link for the transcripts.

    To each his own. ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ??

  • Judas & GOD

    lol

  • sunni_daze

    Well the author usally leaves out the facts. But I personally still couldn’t , it the stigma. You can’t make people forget that he may have committed rape. It’s like someone being accused of harming a child true or not, you wouldn’t trust them with your child. Same thing here

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Good morning,i have and hes deplorable…im still stuck on how you walking round hea’ burning like that.a bitch need on a hazmat outfit to phuck with you tho.im glad it came out????

  • OrchidJones-VidaLocaVirgo

    Regardless of the fact, this country recognized Double Jeopardy. So you can feel away about a crime or act a man has been acquitted from, but be open to the craft.

  • Howard Alum ?

    Incogn is right, when the movie hit the media circuit, apparently, the girls brother said she committed suicide. So, there were a flood of questions from the media and like anyone who is found innocent, he had to protect his name. The media won’t let it go…Someone in LA was helping tarnish his name and the movie, by putting rape stickers all over movie posters in the city. I feel it’s perfect timing for someone to bring up another’s past when a major movie such as this comes about. Bc this is not your typical “black slaves” movie. In fact it’s quite the opposite and might ignite an even bigger fire that has already started….this slave insurrection movie could possibly start something….think about it…..

  • Lisa daniels

    At this point he aint doing himself any favors by speaking on it asked or not. He should have had his publicist release a general statement on his behave and said out of respect for all those involved, I will not continue to discuss this matter. The end.

  • Fidel Hoggard

    He should apologize for something he didn’t do??? What type of backwards logic is that. Black people too stupid to see the obvious agenda behind this smear campaign. Nat Turner is the first slave movie that depicts blacks actually fighting back and all of a sudden people are bringing up this old case in which he was found NOT GUILTY. Since when does the criminal justice system let a guilty let alone innocent black man go free for raping a white women. God bless the dead, but she obviously let them dudes run a train on her which is not that uncommon and played the victim role afterwards.

  • Howard Alum ?

    I agree

  • Fidel Hoggard

    He didn’t just bring it up. He was asked about in an interview. This is an obvious smear campaign, to get people not to watch the film and to make sure it doesn’t receive any awards. Their plans are working perfectly. Black people are so easily deceived. Don’t worry there will be many other black films that show us in a subservient position, im sure this will scare any other black director from showing us in a manner not bowing down to white supremacy.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Welp, that’s a wrap.

    Now go sit in the corner!!!

  • Fidel Hoggard

    I totally agree with you! You know all these coons in here don’t like to hear that though. They expect him to bow down like they’re use to doing. Sorry some of us are cut from a different cloth. Hence why the Nat Turner story is so important.

  • imright

    ur children will not miss out on the lesson racism is still around today.

  • Di Ana

    Well karma for some odd reason is chasing after Parker. I planned on seeing the moving anyway.

  • Di Ana

    okay, gotcha… karma is still chasing Parker regardless.

  • Fidel Hoggard

    Preach!

  • Nataliegaye

    So what is the point of going through the court system if when found not guilty you will still be branded guilty for the rest of your life? Why not just skip the courts and throw all the accused in jail immediately. If found guilty like Turner then the punishment should be appropriate. Suppose he is actually really not guilty.

  • That’s Interesting

    Exactly! Thank you!

  • 88

    We were slaves in Egypt for 400 years we were not the Pharaohs & Queens.

  • IAmLegend

    This is so dumb. Why are we still talking about this? The man was NOT found guilty. White people move on with their lives all the time after actually committing crimes and being set free. Why are we still trying to help white people condemn this black man for a crime he probably did not commit. Move on people!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Stop being so closed minded you know there are other countries in Africa besides Egypt??? (do some black history research about the Kingdom of Kush) unless your just trolling.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    So, it’s morally okay to continue being friends and even making money with the person you were with at the time who did actually rape her and get convicted of it? I’m just confused at all of the details being overlooked that point to his possible guilt. However, I see this a lot with the black community where we will select guilt on other races with the same amount of evidence but, are quick to 100% support another black person simply because we tend to play the race card whenever we have a small amount of reasonable doubt to do so. I call it the “OJ” syndrome. lol

  • Myopinion4u

    He did not bring up his past. He spoke on it when asked so there is difference.
    Black folks need to stop letting the media divide us as it is doing right now. #dobetterplease

  • 88

    Trolling? lol you niggas think cause you done watched Hidden Colors you got some kind of knowledge. So called Negroes are not descendents of Kush. Talking about Black History-Black is a Color in a crayon box, Everyone with dark skin is not the same that’s like saying Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans are the same they are not. Negroes are not Africans genius that’s why they sold yo azz to the Arabs & Europeans they know this only foolish kemetic negroes go around claiming Africa When they don’t even claim you.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I claim Africa because I have actual family in Kenya (Nairobi) and Ghana. I can trace my family back unlike others. You sound like the fanatic I had to check yesterday because he was yelling at a white man telling him he wasn’t Jewish. Leave your fanatic sentiment at the door and realize that just because your mama or daddy (if they around) cant trace their lineage doesn’t mean that others cant. Unless you run Ancenstry.com dont speak on others history because you sound hateful and ignorant already.

  • OSHH

    “As her sister, the thing that pains me most of all is that in retelling the story of the Nat Turner slave revolt, they invented a rape scene. The rape of Turner’s wife is used as a reason to justify Turner’s rebellion.

    This is fiction. I find it creepy and perverse that Parker and Celestin would put a fictional rape at the center of their film, and that Parker would portray himself as a hero avenging that rape.

    Given what happened to my sister, and how no one was held accountable for it, I find this invention self-serving and sinister, and I take it as a cruel insult to my sister’s memory.

    I think it’s important for people to know Nat Turner’s story. But people should know that Turner did not need rape to justify what he did. Parker and Celestin did not need to add that to Turner’s story to make him more sympathetic.

    Fox Searchlight should add a disclaimer indicating that did not happen or remove those scenes altogether.”

    http://variety.com/2016/film/news/nate-parker-birth-of-a-nation-rape-claims-sister-penn-state-1201874004/

  • barbeez

    He makes me sick.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I think it’s getting positive reviews. From people who actually viewed the movie. I will be watching.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I couldn’t agree more.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Why isn’t the media vilifying Jim? Smh I was shocked that he does drugs. Not Jim Carey.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I’m going to go see it!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Those pictures and stories I never knew about. Educational for real….

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Lmao! She does have a rat- like appearance.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    An oversung frozen song comes to mind….

  • @djangothegod

    The wig.

  • http://www.gogirlastrology.com ThaGuru

    He wasn’t charged of anything. Obviously he had a case or he would have been locked up. He was a Black man at Penn State? Have y’all been there? Pure racist. So if they could have locked him up and thrown away the keys they would have. Why would he apologize again if he didn’t do something? So you guys do that? Do you teach your sons and daughters to do that? Since when did we start passing judgements on people when we ALL have skeletons in our closets from the younger years. I can admit even I’ve been caught up in bad situations but it didn’t define me.Black people can be such hypocrites. Y’all will Boycott this important a** movie but not Love and Hip Hop or the Kardashians? What????

  • MystyBlu

    Hmmm you don’t know me well enough to determine whether I am a black apologist and play the race card or not. To be clear, you couldn’t be more wrong. ? I’m talking about the facts I have seen about this case only. I don’t know that EITHER of these men raped her, so no I don’t see the moral issue with him remaining friends with another man who had his conviction overturned and was never retried. Do I know 100% that he’s innocent? No because I wasn’t there, but I’m also not about to persecute him for something he was already prosecuted for and found not guilty almost 20 years ago. Will I go see him a rom-com? I don’t know, I just know these old allegations will not stop me from seeing a movie I find to be important. We can agree to disagree.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I had high hopes, but this movie is probably going to flop.

  • Amber Walker

    After reading the actual transcripts of the trial, and testimony against him and his partner who was actually convicted, I personally believe he did it. They even harrased the girl on campus months after the fact. This man is despicable. So because he’s black we should believe he didn’t do it? Oh that’s right “the man” is getting him down smh. This isn’t a case of racial disparity. He got off due to the fact that the prosecution not doing their job. That’s it.

  • KB

    IKR?! I’m PO’d for her and her family by the way he treated her via text. To make matters 10x worse he held her casket at her funeral and his latest statement implied that she was basically unstable and had issues prior to their relationship.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Not probably. It WILL flop.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I have to agree with you Sandra. SMH!

  • whitty hutton

    Him “talking” about it when ASKED does not equate to “showing” he “probably” did do it and “managed” to get away with it. I feel sorry for your friends and family if this is an example of your reasoning skills.

  • whitty hutton

    **dismissive hand wave** Chile…she BIG mad over non-factual info. Emotions on overload cuz she just wanna be mad.

  • whitty hutton

    KNOWING and UNDERSTANDING how the vast majority of us came to be in this country, the struggle for freedom and continued fight for equal rights is crucial to our advancement and sustainability in this country. Your ignorance is a prime example of why these movies are important. Knowledge of self is power.

  • whitty hutton

    Amistad depicted slaves fighting and WINNING FREEDOM, physically and intellectually. I’ll be seeing Birth of a Nation as I enjoy SEEING our history depicted in all its painful, victorious beauty. We are a strong, resilient, creative, ingenious, intelligent, courageous and vibrant people. Our history needs to be told over and over again – ALL OF IT – our struggle, all the contributions we’ve made in industry, science, the arts, etc. The imagery in movies reinforces the pain it took to get here – 2016 – and what we must continue to do.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Brad is a prime example of Karma for those who don’t believe in it or cause and effect (reaping what you sow)! I remember how cavalier he was when he said, “he was bored” in reference to his marriage with JA, and straying. He only stopped talking about it when she got with her now husband, and he brought even more to the table besides “good looks” and the same net worth! I’m a fan of him and Angelina, all good deeds, and humanitarian efforts, but Karma is real, the truth!

  • totellthetruth

    That’s what he get he loved them frackers some much he married one!

  • totellthetruth

    I anit backing up no nicca that marries his own oppressor! He did it, they bullied her, she killed herself!

  • totellthetruth

    Heidi never kills herself tho cause she was in fact lying

  • totellthetruth

    So he was in there when she got raped and just didn’t help her??? Makes it better right? I hope someone helps his daughter cause that’s coming back 5 Times.

  • totellthetruth

    Cause they normally don’t kill themselves! You folks would be saying the same if this was a black woman! Good thing he hates black women

  • bella28498 .

    girl you are waaaaay too invested in that situation. You wasnt there and neither was I. I read the court docs and he wasn’t charged. you will see things differently when it happens to ur son. Idc and he don’t owe an apology.

  • bella28498 .

    Just because he married a white doesnt make him guilty of rape.

  • Arielle

    it must be tough for him to not apologize for what happened must be feeling the guilt. the sad part of that is the girl took her own life how do you sleep at night eventually maybe after he watches the interview he’ll probably be sorry.