Gabrielle Union

Executives at Fox Searchlight have reached out to Birth of a Nation's leading lady, Gabrielle Union, to help save the slave film from going straight to DVD.

Union, who stars as a slave who is gang raped in the film, wrote an opinion editorial for the L.A. Times.

In her op-ed, the 43-year-old actress said she experienced "stomach-churning confusion" when she heard about what her co-star Nate Parker had done.

Parker, who also wrote and directed Birth of Nation, attempted to use a 17-year-old rape accusation to portray himself as a victim.

As with most narcissists who try to play the victim, his ploy backfired badly.

Sadly, the real victim, an unnamed Penn State student who was raped by Parker and the film's co-writer, Jean Celestin, killed herself in 2012.

"I took this role because I related to the experience," Union wrote, explaining she was raped at gunpoint 24 years ago at a Payless shoe store where she worked.

"I also wanted to give a voice to my character, who remains silent throughout the film. In her silence, she represents countless black women who have been and continue to be violated... I knew I could walk out of our movie and speak to the audience about what it feels like to be a survivor," she added.

"I cannot take these allegations lightly," she wrote. "On that night, 17-odd years ago, did Nate have his date's consent? It's very possible he thought he did. Yet by his own admission he did not have verbal affirmation; and even if she never said 'no,' silence certainly does not equal 'yes.' Although it's often difficult to read and understand body language, the fact that some individuals interpret the absence of a 'no' as a 'yes' is problematic at least, criminal at worst. That's why education on this issue is so vital."

Union should cut her losses and stick a fork in Parker and his slave rape film. They are both done.

  • Reddy

    *ahem*
    still going to see it...

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Late ?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    This my comment on it from below.
    She probably was asked about it. A simple I have nothing to say would have sufficed.

    But to be in that man movie and then to ether him in the op-ed is wrong on all kinds of levels do you hear me? Not even that. The OTHER dude who was involved too was in involved in the movie. So you went to work, and looked up in their face daily and then did this? Bish why?

  • goat

    I can't wait either.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    And the Gabster can't save nothing.
    Not an A-Lister ??
    Not her fault either, just her acting ??

  • nucynu25

    Smh

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I think her best option was just to give a "no comment" like you said.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    She just trying to stay busy because she ain't ready for the Chgo ladies getting at her man :shrug:?#couldbee ?

  • MsSincerity

    Do she still talk through her teeth? She irritates me.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    So what is the film release date? I'm trying to set a reminder in my calendar.

  • Rachel

    Oh the irony circling around this movie. He titled the film after an old movie that basically was the upstart of the KKK, which basically insinuated a black man was going around trying to rape white women. He himself and his co-writer were both accused of rape. He gets an acctres who has been raped to star in the film. I wish I could ask him why this topic? Nat turner has to be rolling in his grave, his story has been meshed into this mess.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Her acting sucks. Glad her character is silent throughout the film.

  • Reddy

    Slave rape film? You almost got me...

  • Soda

    I'm interested in Nat's story, not Nate's.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    THIS!!!!!!

  • Reddy

    October 7th...

  • Taylordanes

    It seems she was unaware of the allegations while filming...who knows.... but being a victim herself I believe she has a right to answer the questions

  • nucynu25

    Perfect use of words ..???????

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Great! I get to see it on payday ??

  • Taylordanes

    Gabby! Such a beauty....

  • SameoleJ

    Slave revolt film. Don't let them fool you!!

  • SameoleJ

    They must have threatened to cancel that Mary Jane show, that I never watched!!

  • Reddy

    Well show up and show out. I'm going and taking pictures with the movie poster at the damn theater and posting it on facebook and the gram. Want somebody to say something. Come at bro!!

  • RespectSelf

    They be really getting these black celebs all caught up. So they been doing their thing for a minute and now he got a "big" movie out... he's a rapist. I just can't, I just can't.

    What's even worst is that black people are posting this story... Like things don't get play unless it's being spread around

  • Reddy

    Sandra tried to get me...she tried to reel me in...

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    *jacked (kinda)

    Thee Hispanics are Big Mad because none of the debate moderators are Hispanic & they wanna ask trump some questions.

  • SameoleJ

    How? The only people meshing this into a mess are the ones try to make sure we don't get any ideas!! This Nate case is old, he was acquitted and the other guy released. And Gabby, well she just happy to be apart of something other than her man and his extra women and babies.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Oh I'm sure we'll see slaves being raped on movie. SR byke wards * snickers*

  • nucynu25

    My thing is this ..Even if she were asked ..would this be the first time she has shared the screen with an accused rapist ? If Nate was any other color do we honestly believe she would be asked ? If you find out your boss is an accused rapist do you start having these convos out loud or do you collect your coins and stfu ? Most ppl going to collect their coins & stfu . She was used as a pawn no way around it . Last but not least Nate was acquitted all this extra ish is really just irrelevant.

  • SameoleJ

    Well they WERE raped, so we gonna see it in some fashion on damn near any and all movies addressing slavery. It was a part of their lives.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I can separate any and everything dealing with Nate & this part of history that must be heard????????

  • Blaque Mahogany

    When did Nate say he didn't have a verbal affirmation? When did he ever say that?

    Out of all the times I have f.cked, although not many, I cannot remember anyone ever asking for a verbal affirmation, nor have I ever given one. Never. Like this does not make sense to me. If he is licking and kissing on me and I never say no,never move to stop him, or anything that means I was raped? Shyt stupid and she isn't shyt for this.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Leg cropped around your waist usually means Yeah (for me)
    ?

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Hmmmmm I don't know Gabby.... This is where you go to your publicist and put out a statement. I can understand her response from a victims standpoint . It seems do after the fact though.... I wonder if she would have taken the part of she knew about his past?

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Like I said on the other site women need to raise their sons better. The way many women raise their sons are off. I'm not talking about this case particularly but overall. Women raise them to feel privilege and as if a woman owes them. It's sickening these mom's should get better.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Why she didnt know? She could have Googled him. Imma liken it to this: When I get ready to go on a job interview etc I Google the company. And sometimes the person I am interviewing with. Same thing. These allegations BEEN out there. They are not new. I am also going to liken this to: Say I was a former victim of sexual harrasment. I find out my new boss has been in trouble for that before. Im not gonna accept the job, make money and then throw him under the bus and call attention to his past. Thats not right. At all.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Da fuq ?(Looking down)

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I want her to add something about the money they paid her to her op-ed. Like did she give the money back and say she doesn't want any profit from the movie (now or future) or is she donating the money to charity.

  • SameoleJ

    But he DID NOT rape her!! So this is moot on this post. Why not make this comment when it is relevant?

  • goat

    Straight up!

  • Reddy

    but...

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Me too. And the madea movie as well.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    He titled the film after an old movie that basically was the upstart of the KKK, which basically insinuated a black man was going around trying to rape white women. He himself and his co-writer were both accused of rape.
    _____________
    I have read this theory on another site. All of what you say about the namesake of this movie is absolutely true. I am riding for Nate but all of what you said is indeed correct.

  • SameoleJ

    SMDH!!!! Just to be able to say they said something profound....GABBY is that you?

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Lol same here

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

    I want to BBQ this weekend.

  • SameoleJ

    How she didn't know should be the question. Nobody ever talked about this before now?!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    She typing watt she can't say to Sviolxyz in person ???

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Let's do it!!! ??????

    ????

  • SameoleJ

    Not this part though: Nat turner has to be rolling in his grave, his story has been meshed into this mess.

    Nat is like.....What DA Fuq does that have to do with my story?!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Tew Separate stories here??

  • SameoleJ

    CTHU

  • Lisa daniels

    Her publicist deserves a raise.

  • UCan’t FoolMe

    Ditto KDub.

  • HIS4EVA

    yea something forced about Miss Gabby.

  • Reddy

    and the fathers need to do what?

  • HIS4EVA

    exact sentiments. Started reading this crap and she started sounding like whomp whomp whomp

  • SameoleJ

    Well Gabby is okay with the break baby not having his daddy there, soooooooooooooo..................

  • Incog-knee-gress

    When she was in Daddy's Little Girls did she speak out on the subject matter then? Rape was present in that movie too. Black guy falsely accussed of raping a white girl

  • nucynu25

    Bloop

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

    Don't just show up with paper cups

  • HIS4EVA

    who?! idris?!

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    It has nothing to do with this case. Once again women do not raise their sons right. It's my observation and opinion.

  • Rachel

    How do we both what know Nat turner is doing or thinking?? All I'm saying is why title the Nat Turner story the same as a movie that channeled around a ww getting raped by a black man? A movie inspired the KKK.

  • SameoleJ

    Sure was and she was his love interest and IF memory serves me correctly......after she was initially upset, she went back after she found out the truth. Um, Gabby....perhaps you need to be smart like your character.

  • HIS4EVA

    Now, that, I got me some Seagram's gin
    Everybody got they cups, but they ain't chipped in

  • Reddy

    I think it may be her for real now....

  • chris

    Real talk.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Yes

  • SameoleJ

    But it has no relevance here and FYI, I raised 3 amazing men, so again......not as Profound as you wanted it to be.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    It's my opinion. Why you mad.

  • HIS4EVA

    **

  • Lisa daniels

    Maybe she will learn how to act since she has no lines.

  • chris

    Why not raise their daughters better as well? Why are sons singled out and fathers need to be there too.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    It is relevant

  • Lisa daniels

    He opened that can of worms. Silence is golden.

  • chris

    They're trying

  • Reddy

    My aunt done said my baby boy got a weak neck now you saying I aint raised my 12 year old right? Fugg this!! *takes out notepad* What we doing wrong?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I don't care what anyone says this completely fugged up. The Constitution gives defendants the right to confront their accusers for a reason.

    How do you argue with a ghost? This man's life is being ruined over a nearly two decade old accusation. He went to court and 12 people (or a judge) heard the case and found him NOT GUILTY. And now, everyone and their mother is taking the word of a dead girl and her brother...who wasn't even present. Fucc kinda world we live in? It would be clear if this was open and shut. But by her own admission, she got up the next day and screwed this man AGAIN. On the phone call she recorded, she didn't mention feeling groggy, sore, drugged or anything the next morning. Her own words on a call that she set up. BUT everyone believes she was raped because she killed herself? Really? I hate people sometimes.

  • HIS4EVA

    sounds like it. she try to act so deeeep.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    It did. I do see your point.

  • SameoleJ

    That ain't what you said....you messed the rape piece into your opinion (which you are entitled to have)
    He himself and his co-writer were both accused of rape. He gets an acctres who has been raped to star in the film.

    And then said: Nat turner has to be rolling in his grave, his story has been meshed into this mess.

    And I said he is like: What DA Fuq does that have to do with my story?!

  • Lisa daniels

    I bet they do since nonone bagged and tagged him when he went to mexico. The amigos was wanting that grigo.?

  • Reddy

    You got mad from one word? How Sway?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Well, with body language being hard to understand and whatnot and considering you didn't actually say, "I want to have sex with you", the leg crop could have been an inverted leg push...like your mind was trying to push him away and say no but your body wasn't cooperating. Luckily, you're not suicidal so the man is safe.

  • nucynu25

    ????? take me

  • Rayne

    Ooohhh lawd she ain't ready. We got some fat azzez too. Ump ump ump!

  • nucynu25

    Maybe her mind was saying no but her body was saying yes ..:shrugs: dont be a ho, dont be a ho but the devil just wouldn't let her be huh ..

  • SameoleJ

    I agreed up to the end, but still don't see how he should be questioned on making this movie based on a case he was acquitted of. And I am sure Gabby was CAST in the role, not specifically selected, so her history isn't relevant either. No one was even considering her history until she opened her mouth to remind us.

  • Lisa daniels

    What? I need to go rewatch that movie. I dont remember that tyler movie being about rape but colored girls sure was. I hate that movie witha passion.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    Oh she's spoke on it many times. I remember the folks at bawssip calling her attention starved and saying it was publicity. I'm not sure, but I have a feeling the women's/survivor groups she's worked with may have lightly pressured her. I'm not mad. Rape survivor-spokesperson for victims rights-playing a rape victim-director was accused of rape-now publicly being tried...Its only natural that she said something. I could see if she chose to bring this up. If she randomly dug in his past. Or if some random blog like SR was reporting it and she responded. It's headline news. All over the place...Its like me getting mad @ the players who aren't standing with Colin. I'm sure the many people who are familiar with the story are/were side eyeing her for not saying something. Just as I'm side eyeing Sherman, Barber...

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Gabby has been in not one, but two other movies with Anthony Anderson. Has she ever been asked about being in movies with him? Maybe not at the time. Not sure if his rape allegation coincides with when they were in movies together. But still. He has had an acusation.

  • nucynu25

    I guess am Ray Charles to it ...

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Oh ok I didn't know that.

  • Lisa daniels

    ?.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    My cut and paste was the only part I agreed with. Why is a Nat Turner film, about his life... named after that horrific original race movie from 1915 of the same name that deals with black men raping white women. was Nate trying to be funny when he named the movie that. Only part I agreed with.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I am still interested to see it... This movie is not about Parker #1 . In undergrad a classmate of mines did a presentation on Nat Turner and by far peeked my interest about this man... I didn't hear much about Nat Turner growing up for obvious reasons in America.... I will say this..... I have been looking so forward to a movie from this man.... No I am not here for no kind of violence .... But the courage and drive behind his motives ... You can't help but to look at what formed those motives.... If y'all protesting bout some rape shyt and not supporting your choice of course.... But to get a snippet of history a figment of bravery... Why not observe.... An ignorant person would run their nose.... Based on a judgement.... ( read the definition of the word ignorant) a wise person would watch and obsorb ? I will be seeing this..

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    I could not disagree with her more in this Nate Parker situation, but I will say it takes a strong person to take a role like this when she lived through an actual s.ex assault. I would imagine it must've re-traumatized her and triggered some old feelings. Good for her for being able to do it.

  • SameoleJ

    But her comment wasn't factual, as she stated, "Yet by his own admission he did not have verbal affirmation......

    That was not what he said. If she had stayed factual and simply said, he was acquitted in a court of law and the charges dismissed.....maybe. But to keep with the theory that he didn't have consent is not very responsible.

  • nucynu25

    Ohh ..

  • Incog-knee-gress

    The original movie was about black men raping white women. And the blacks that were in the movie, the orginal one, were whites that were in blackface. Why that name? This movie doesnt have anything to DO with that subject matter, so why did Nate Parker name the movie that? Why is the name of the movie "Birth of A Nation"
    Nat Turner's Rebellion was taken??

  • nucynu25

    Got it ...maybe his perception is that he knew the acquittal would give rise to hate (KKK) & maybe releasing this movie is his own sort of rebellion ...shidd idk ??

  • GuestSTAR

    Can't wait.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    But he did say that, no? It's been a minute since I read the documents, but that was a part of the technicality that saved him. He did not get verbal permission or whatever, but since they had been intimate before it was somewhat natural for him to assume she was ok with it...His friend had never had sex with her so there was no presumption of consent which is partly why he was initially convicted?

  • Ms. EJ

    The issue I have is that he went on to make a movie with the man who was found guilty in the rape of the woman i.e. birds of a feather flock together in most cases. He was acquitted on a technicality, which I feel was bias and should have never been permitted in the court proceedings. Nate, was the one who invited the additional two men to take advantage of the now deceased victim; however, the third man refused due to the poor condition of the woman. In addition, when Nate first spoke on the issue he was so flippant and cold. It just turned me completely off from wanting to support anything of his moving forward. It appears that Gabrielle Union was unaware of this issue, but I could be wrong.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I LIKE this Nucy. You go fam

  • nucynu25

    Sorry ?

  • ??Tommys_Female_Doppelganger??

    LOL!! Nate, is that you?? You sure are caping for this thirsty orally raping piece of sh?t pretty damn hard!! For all of your viterol towards Gabby she's not the one who raped a clearly incapacitated woman then invited his boys to join in - one who raped her orally - and neither is her husband with the on a break baby.. Black males need to accept that not all black women are a monolith who will support their sick s?xual r?pist behaviors just because they are black males.. Sick r?pists like this male and his friend, Dereck Rose, Bill Cosby etc are on your own... Maybe the white woman will support that sick rapey crap - because she "loves and respects" you so much more than black women do - but black women do not support that sick sh?t and I applaud them for it..

  • Reddy

    I'm going to slide out since all of the boss folk done left. Ya'll have a good Labor Day weekend. Drank sumthin...shake a tail feather...don't get pregnant (or do). I'm going to leave this here just in case somebody need to use it. Holler at ya'll Tuesday!

  • Lisa daniels

    Dont be sorry. Thats how you feel thats how you feel.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ??

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I am surprised she is starring in the film considering the fact that she was raped and Parker's previous accusations. If she wasn't aware of Parker's history prior to accepting the role, that's f'd up. I wouldn't fight for that film under those circumstances - not as a victim of a violent sexual assault.

  • Ms. EJ

    I think the movie will still be a success despite this issue. Nowadays, not too many people care or have moral convictions. I'm curious to see afterward if he will be able to have success as a film director and actor. I think of those who support Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, R. Kelly and so forth so he might have a chance to continue in his success. Thoughts anyone?

  • nucynu25

    It was a joke ..it was a Beyonce type sorry ..

  • Lisa daniels

    O

  • Ms. EJ

    I agree.

  • UCan’t FoolMe

    Yep.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I gotta wine hookup??????

    I never go nowwhere's empty-handed PLUS me and my people EAT BEFORE any function :D

    <--- CANT STAND ? folks that go somewhere "starving"
    :chase:

  • Soda

    The Hollywood community is just a small portion of our population, so imagine how small Black Hollywood is. Everyone probably knows everything about everyone else. I doubt that she was unaware about Nate, but I wonder if she knew anything about Darren Sharper before dating him.

  • Ms. EJ

    I think she most definitely would still be asked if the person wasn't black. I think if the average person found themselves in this position would either stay and earn their pay check as you noted, but I think they would only do so if they have no other options or find employment elsewhere. I wouldn't assume most, maybe 50/50 but not the majority.

  • Ms. EJ

    A lot of people still don't do that because, many go by word of mouth. I actually do research a company as you stated.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Did anyone post a pic of this sex belt downstairs?

    Checking for ah fren??

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Someone did. But word on the blog is only no waist flat azz chicks need it

  • Ms. EJ

    I strongly agree. In addition, many women coddle their sons.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Thanks!!! I was sitting her like I know damn well people know what I'm saying.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Say watt!?

    Oh! If they ain't got nothing to hold on to!?? No waist? Skinny?
    Watt else was she doing to them?? Has to something else going on here because why would a guy ? Nvrmd ?

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    She was not aware of his history. None of us were. Just like the Black men slaughtered by cops...Were suddenly inundated with their criminal history. I know of Gabby. Attended her 35 or 36th Bday party, allegedly, the one where YoYo performed? Sweet gal. She really is...So much so that I've considered reaching out to her to help with this thing that I'm trynna get done, but I don't know her like that and ain't good at doing that? Anyway, I would love for these comments to be filled with Black women backing this Black woman, but life ain't perfect I guess? Yet, can we then be mad at those who speak out against instead of standing by Colin? Hypocrites or nah?

  • Ms. EJ

    I hear you, but I've never been a fan of the mindset that one should already know of a matter solely due to circles and/or proximity. It's liken to the attitude of being a mind reader of another individual. It's a possibility that she genuinely didn't know. I have certain friends that I share info with whereas with others I limit info I may share.

  • nucynu25

    Why shouldn't I assume? Folks assuming he raped this lady & the fact of the matter is he was ACQUITED. Dubb dropped dropped a couple of names up top abt abt some ex co-stars who have been accused. I also assumed that most ppl would remain quiet & collect their coins BC that's how real life works . Most ppl (smart) don't go speaking crazy abt their boss , Gabby in an industry where damn near everybody got some dirt on their hands...this ain't her first & not going to be the last time she's works with some accused ppl .

  • Ms. EJ

    Of course! I've learned that with some who aren't open to seeing another side usually disregard or outright deflect from a clear and direct statement. This is no shade in any way, just experience.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    Sex belt you say? Is said belt for self exploration or nah? I mean,,,No shade, but yo suicide doors ain't been since Steven morphed into Stephan? I miss tgif??

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    I am conflicted also because I am a rape survivor. To touchy for me...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Well, some people were saying it was a strap on, so that she could him pound him or some other p word. But SR said the dude just uses it as like reins or something. To get a better grip when hitting it from bck. Idk for sure.

  • Ms. EJ

    I was generally stating I wouldn't assume the majority and never debated that you have no right to assume; by all means continue to do so. I take no issue, at all; that wasn't even a main concern of mines. She isn't the first nor the last to speak on an issue concerning a superior i.e. Megan Fox. However, it can backfire. This isn't the typical working environment as us regular folks for lack of better words. I understand what you are expressing though.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Its not the same thing IMO. She is saying that he raped her. Either by commission or omission. That he somehow failed to correctly interpret her silence and lack of body language as the rejection that it undoubtedly was. My issue is how are you so certain that she didn't want it, when according to everything I have read, she never claimed to have done anything to suggest she didn't want to have sex ?. In fact, her whole story hinged on the fact that she was passed out and unable to say no or fight him off. So which is it? Was she passed out or cognizant and silent? I'm confused.

  • Ms. EJ

    Do you all think his wife should openly support her husband in defense of his character and the hit he is taking in the media? Or do you all think that would only flame the flames more since she isn't black?

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    By she were speaking on the victim solely, right? I'm only defending Gabby. I have to go back and read the documents. Honestly, there were whispers around the time Nate made a splash at Sundance. Yt folks, entertainment ones, only certain ones weren't too happy about that...The court docs were being passed around via email that very week. I read them then and didn't think much of it. If have to reread. They will dig into your history. I know my sister is just salivating at her opportunity to go on ET and talk ish about me?

  • Violet Rose

    I think that the Nate Parker situation is more closely related to Roman Polanski than Woody Allen. In New York the age of consent in 17 so Soon Yi who was not biologically related to Woody was of legal age. Was it immoral, yes but not criminal.

    Roman Polanski sexually assaulted a 13 year old female. He provided drugs to the minor female and sodomized her. He was recommended probation but feared imprisonment and fled the country.. She was not of age and unable to consent which makes this offense criminal. Whoopi Goldberg on the view did not feel that what Polanski did was rape. Hollywood different standards I guess.

    Nate Parker did sexually assault that woman and called his friend over to take a turn while the woman was incapacitated, That would be a crime, however rape can be hard to prove so I continue to stress that we as women need to vigilant and not trust somebody just because we have dated or already had sex with them. To see what I am talking about look up Corey Batey and what he and his team mates did to an intoxicated or possibly drugged female.

  • nucynu25

    I agree & disagree . It ain't just women that have to do better but US as a whole . I also think that some ppl are just evil after a certain point it ain't Momma fault no more .

  • SameoleJ

    Um, okay!! You do remember he was found innocent, right!!

    My weekend started, good day.

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    Great question and a Great Statement at the same time.

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    Lol lol, Mmmm Hmmm.

  • DiamondsDiet

    It amazes me how they are all pretending to be shocked. Gabby knows how sick Hollywood powerful men are. All of Hollywood is sick behind the scenes. Young boys and girls shouldnt try to join that industry. Why do you think child actors grow up the way they do? Rape in Hollywood is like getting your hairwashed at the hair salon - its standard procedure almost! The stories I heard from celebs Ive I have known and met through a close associate is horrendous. Not to mention what Cory Feldman said about what happened to him and those other kids.
    That place is no place for a good person , animal or child.

  • Critical_Thinking

    People with your mindset and some of these commentors, hinder the black community. You expect, just because she got a check, she is suppose to be silence or kumbaya for a rapist... This woman was raped herself and spoke from her point of view which took courage.

    Instead of supporting this movie that will likely have fictional events and support Fox and rapists, do some research online or your nearest library to know Nat story.

  • nucynu25

    I didn't mean to sound like I was attacking you ..I get your point too ..I do . If I believed Nate really raped this woman my opinion could be very different. The fact that she rolled over the next day & screwed him is really why I feel how i feel. To me its abt the movie & showing our strength. If this lady was raped on day 2 & willing laid over & fuked the same man the very next morning without a second thought ..Why should I be concerned years later ?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    She ain't got no thighs to hang on to?! ?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Not SteFan????

  • Taylordanes

    I think she would have been asked...and i think she answered it well. I have been there and Gabby speaking out will help others who have been there.. shes not afraid to speak up...which many are afraid to do... coins or no coins..same with Colin taking a stand and speaking regardless of coins.

  • Critical_Thinking

    They not listening to you, they dont even want to view the evidence. ?

  • DiamondsDiet

    Woody didn't rape he married his adopted Asian daughter. If he did rape someone it wasn't exposed. Roman fled the country and R. Kelly I have no words for the man just doesn't care anymore. This world has become a playground for evil people and a prison for good people.

  • Taylordanes

    easy to say but many people dont do that especially actresses....

  • Taylordanes

    I am a survivor as well and have never thought to check on someone I am working with or employed by....cant hold it against Gabby either

  • Taylordanes

    thats exactly what I said and to think everyone here supporting Colin as if he doesnt have endorsements to lose....

  • Taylordanes

    She seems to have had a long lasting career in Hollywood..someone likes her acting....

  • DiamondsDiet

    Not many roles are coming to her so she may need this but I agree with you. Thing is ... I'm sure she's seen a lot in Hollywierd and had to turn a blind eye or be black balled.

  • Ms. EJ

    It was my understanding from what I read they had relations prior to the rape. The day of the rape she provided oral, later on became intoxicated in his room and later was raped by the other man that he invited. Nonetheless, I didn't feel you were attacking me, just passionate on the matter. I understand I get that way too on certain topics; but appreciate that ?

  • Ms. EJ

    Sorry, I meant to state inappropriate relations with a minor that he later married; thanks for the correction. Yeah, he fled, but he still drugged and raped a 13 year old girl. But, yeah you're right. This world is twisted.

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    I would have to concur. Rape is as American as Apple pie. Across the board in Entertainment its the price of doing business behind closed doors.

    For Studio Execs , in Hollywood its a guaranteed selling point. The Marketing and Selling of rape " Why dont you write in some rape scenes it drives profits" is said with plain face, and matter of factly.

  • CaliVirgo

    Why of course dear this is sr.com?

  • Ms. EJ

    Right on!

  • Ms. EJ

    Yep.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I'm not sure if you're assuming I'm not backing her, but I am. I know a lot of people on blogs are anti-Gabby. That's on them. They're anti-themselves a lot of the time. Notice, successful people are somewhere discussing concepts and doing something to further themselves. People who aren't so successful are the ones constantly commenting about what the next person is doing. I have too much to get done myself to ever put Gabby or anyone else down. I've watched every episode of "Being Mary Jane." I've tweeted with the majority of the cast. I support their other projects and have been a supporter of some prior to them appearing on BMJ.

    It is hard enough in this world to prosper as a WoC. I won't dare stand in opposition of my sister. Ever.

    It puts her in a terrible position to find that someone she likely held in high regard is a sexual predator. That's a horrible feeling, especially being preyed upon before. And what's worst is, her personal torment has been swept under the rug by the studio to attempt to "save" this project. If they attempted to do this to a white actress, she would speak out and tell them she won't be subject to re-victimization. But if Gabby asserts herself and her rights, she would've been better off remaining "silent," or she is a "bitch." Nah.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I thought Gabby has been gainfully employed for many years, though I may stand corrected. Many of the main BMJ cast members have other bookings when they're not filming BMJ. *shrugs*

  • TheRealLee

    No matter what anybody says, he is that guy that raped and got away. It's still happening today. But people will still support him. Has Minaj ever say a word in support of her brother's young rape victims. Nope. Unfortunately the theaters will be full of Minajs.

  • Ms. EJ

    Everyone!! Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!!! ???

  • DiamondsDiet

    I think she's a pretty decent actress she should have more roles but she's not going to act like a ratchet stereotype so they'll go to Leslie.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Try he has been proven innocent ... Why is this even a topic.? and for the blacks say he with a white woman... One movie I love with him.... Beyond the lights.... Loved that movie hell may watch it on TV tonight with bew ?

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    Every evening Nacey Grace comes on TV, and highlights a new child rape
    and murder case. Every single day! Her show is anchored by this theme.

    Look at how long the show has been running, Americans are both drawn to and repulsed at the same time. When you hear the storys, what lies beneath is a sickness in this nations culture. From Coaches to Priest to Parents to Teachers to Prowling Strangers

    We are infected

  • DiamondsDiet

    Yeah... And somehow he was able to flee. I'm not going to lie if your are wealthy with connections there is a lot you could get away with if your victim is poor. And no need to Apologize, EJ. You were right and I was wrong I didn't realize he made contact with her while still a minor but still where there is smoke there is fire. All those men should be castrated form their PeeWeees to their tongues and fingers plus have their eyes buldged out.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    The debil ..... Who is the debil ? Chile let me tell ya .... We as people create our own debils (yes I said debil) folks feeding the judging is creating the devil.... Ask me how I know....??

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Come through! I agree. That's probably what I like most about Gabby. The roles she portrays are relatable, IMO. If a woman lacks refinement, she probably can't relate to someone like Julia in "Daddy's Little Girls." (I love that movie, btw.)

  • DiamondsDiet

    " Why dont you write in some rape scenes it drives profits" is said with plain face, and matter of factly.

    ----
    I remember vaguely when an actor received an Oscar for his rape scene in a movie and the Actor who didn't get it said in an interview "Who do I have to rape to get an Oscar?", Jokingly . It was a long time ago so I can't remember the actors or the movie but I do remember that line being controversial and funny to many.
    So sad. I'll have to look it up I can't believe I forgot those details.

  • DiamondsDiet

    You too, Doll!

  • CaramelDrop

    Mind you, this is the same heaux who shamelessly pursued another woman's husband.... I don't put anything past her.

  • DiamondsDiet

    They want to control the narrative of how black women are viewed which is ratchet, loud and masculine. Gabby is a threat to their Hollywood Blonde and Dark haired pale starlets. They don't want black women stealing the shine like we do in real life.
    I don't have any issues with the way Leslie looks it's her characters I have an issue with. It's very exaggerated I've met her before and she doesn't act like that she's very normal.

  • Violet Rose

    You did, so that is a start. We just have to tell the truth, feelings might get hurt but no change can come without a little discomfort.

  • scentsychick30

    I think this movie will do good,in this racial climate with tensions so high. Gabby should've said no comment. Under normal circumstances she would have been fired. If your boss or company has a scandal you don't speak on it.?

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    I see what your saying Mahogany, as a man Im sitting hear searching my brain for a time where I actually stopped kissing and said "Can we have sex now" .......There is a thing here, an "unspoken thing"

    Its what makes this so polarizing

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I thought Leslie acts in reality how she acts in tv, because she is a comedienne. So, for lack of a better word, she is cooning?!. Smh

    Everything you typed ministers to my spirit. I have stories, which I don't have time to share today, but that whole 'BW overshadowing WW' thing has been the story of my life. I'm in a dispute rn with a b*tch who came to a battle of wits unarmed. And what's sad is, every time she types a memo, she changes the manner in which it is formatted or changes the content so it is not vague and ambiguous (based on my demands). I feel like I'm raising a retarded adult.

    Thank you. Your comment gave me life. God is working through you, for my benefit, on today.

  • LibraGirlonly

    He did molest her hence is why he married her so quickly. You are welcome.

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    Oh, really. Lol

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    ??????

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I'm scratching m head at this situation. I don't know if I would write a screenplay and direct the movie with such a graphic scene that I had been accused of. I know this was a terrible truth in our history but LAWD! For Gabby's part she was brave and could have been an advocate during the press tour.... Of course it may not br much of one. Gabby probably didn't know and was excited to do something differnt but whew boy. I hope the movie is great because I would like to see it.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I know he wishes he would have brought this up differntly now. I think he needed to address it because it would have been brought out anyway.

  • DiamondsDiet

    Yes she is. I'm not saying she speaks extra proper but she doesn't act like THAT. Only thing I will say is that she's an instigator and a bit shady but you have to check her a little bit . She was totally cool with some white guy saying the N word which rubbed me the wrong way they were having casual conversation.

    Now with white women yeah! They hate when white men with status or no status choose a woman of color they are so jealous. When they date black men the black men bash us to them and they just soak it all up. My girlfriend's ex husband is worth a lot of money like he pays for stuff with his black card. She said those white waitress would look sick every time he wouldn't even look twice at them. My girlfriend is black and he's white and owns high end restaurants where they live and other businesses overseas. One time when they were out shopping TWO WHITE WOMEN PUT THEIR MIDDLE FINGERS UP AT THEM. LOL.

  • DiamondsDiet

    So nasty

  • nucynu25

    Exactly , my point ..we be our own worst enemies.

  • nucynu25

    The evidence got him acquitted ...

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    My mom encountered similar experiences with an ex of hers. He is English. She is a sista. Lol. He had part ownership in a Rolls Royce dealership. They would dine at the nicest restaurants in the city. People knew him because he was their "connect," so-to-speak.

    When they would go out, white women would flock to him, but he wasn't having it. My mom would just laugh. She is very secure, coupled with the fact that those chicks looked like shit on a shish kebab compared to my mother. ?

    Memories...

  • DiamondsDiet

    Well certain white women feel entitled to men especially Caucasian men that have status.

  • Michelle

    Why does she continue to relive her rape, let it go girl. If he was acquitted then he should be left alone.

  • the guest

    I wrote on here a while back that I did volunteer rape crisis hotline counseling in college. A few of us did after a girl on campus was date raped. The calls are heartbreaking.

    I can share with you this. It is not unheard of for victims of acquaintance rape to sleep with their acquaintance rapists after the assault because they are seeking to undo the trauma or they are seeking an apology or redemption from the acquaintance who raped them.

    But that doesn't negate that the rape happened. Nate Parker violated his victim's friendship and trust. He would not be in this mess had he left her alone to sleep off her liquor and he and his friends stayed to themselves and crashed in the living room. We should all have sons who would have left a drunk woman alone. Period.

    Now as far as the film. The Birth of a Nation has got to be one of the most beautifully made films ever judging by the trailers alone. Beautiful. But the film is not a litmus test for black unity because the film is about Nat Turner not Nate Parker and the film is not the only outlet for black people to come together to learn about and celebrate Nat Turner.

  • Swwwaayybabbby

    I love being Mary Jane that's my show. But I think what a lot of people are missing is he invited two people in on it while she was drunk and one declined because she was obviously drunk, that's the part that's left out. So yes Nate and the girl had sex before but his decision to bring in his friends is what makes it hard for me to stomach. I can give slight forgiveness on him having sex with her because that's a gray area they know each other so you semi can see both sides of the argument. so no he didn't rape but that was a very poor decision. Because what I can say is if I was drunk and a man had sex with me then tried to tag his two friends in that I've never touched I think I have the right to feel some kind of way because who at some point says yo you don't do this to people busting a nut ain't that serious to do it with someone who is clearly drunk.

  • the guest

    Amen. God bless you.

  • Swwwaayybabbby

    In college I remember coming down the dorm hall and a girl who knew my roommate was so drunk barely could function and one dude basically groping her and another his friend shadowing close behind them. Both dudes are pretty much sober and me having to step in and stop the situation and pretending she was my roommate and help her because they were both going to have sex with her when she couldn't form a sentence. She was so embarrassed and thanked me the two days later after because she said she knew they would have both had sex with her and she wouldn't have really remembered much. thats why me and my friends live by the saying I know your drinking limits and will put you in your bed and sleep on the couch so we know nothing stupid goes down.

  • the guest

    Some survivors have poor boundaries. Gabby has low self esteem and permitted herself to be used by Wade to offend and wound his ex wife.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. All of those "she's" in my comment. I'm talking about Gabby and the yt girl ?. GU is saying in her statement that Nate raped the yt chick either way you look at it. GU is talking about how Nate misinterpreted signals. But what signals, etc are you talking about because the yt girl claims to have been completely out of it. The yt girls claims to have been comatose and damn near gang raped so what is Gabby talking about? GU indicted this man publicly based off of what? I know she didn't talk to the yt girl? So why would GU do this to thid man after he was found NG. This is wrong to me. I'm not backing her simply because she is blacm, especially on something like this.

  • the guest

    I don't forgive Nate Parker for putting Nat Turner's righteous life and name in mess. Nat Turner was upstanding righteous genius and would never have behaved as Nate Parker did. And I been saying Nat Turner would not appreciate the movie poster with a American flag noose around his neck. The poster should depict the uprising not his capture.

  • Swwwaayybabbby

    Thank you. I just told someone the other day what happened to being taught that when someone is drunk just leave them be don't have sex with them and honestly maybe because I exercise control when drinking there is nothing about a drunk person that could turn me on to want to have sex with them. It literally will do the total opposite I'm like let's put you in the bed here is some water take a Advil and let me tell your roommate that im leaving and they need to check on you.

  • the guest

    He was being subversive and facetious. He is not a person of good character. A man of good character would have had the discernment and respect for Nat Turner's legacy and permitted someone else to make the film.

    Nate Parker assumed the black community was going to blindly see him as a victim of a white girl crying rape when that is not what happened.

  • mzwhang90210

    BLOOP!!!

  • Critical_Thinking

    You can go to your nearest library to hear Nat story and not the Hollywood version that will like have different fictional scenarios.

  • Critical_Thinking

    You can go to your nearest library to hear Nat story and not the Hollywood version that will like have different fictional scenarios.

  • Angela

    So you went to work, and looked up in their face daily and then did this? Bish why?
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  • Angela

    So you went to work, and looked up in their face daily and then did this? Bish why?
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  • Critical_Thinking

    Did you review all of the evidence and the telephone transcript? Nate was trying o cover is own ass and I got to give it to him, he is a good communicator. Also, why are you upset, he don't fool with us unless it is about money...

  • Blak

    His wife needs to stay quiet...never defend a rapist and justify his actions. The fact that the victim was white and his wife is white is just gonna turn everyone off completely

  • Swwwaayybabbby

    I actually know the female they did it to. What I will say is what they did was wrong and what happened to her could have been prevented on so many levels and without those cameras to prove she was so intoxicated that they were carrying her like a rag doll because she was so drunk they would have walked away with a slap on the wrist. But it goes to show why you shouldn't overly drink with anyone or anywhere and you should always try to bring a responsible friend who will make sure one of you knows when to stop in order for someone to always be coherent enough to protect each other

  • naughtycorner

    She is not reliving her rape , she is handling the way she sees best which is her decision and hers alone your flippant " let it go" is not only minimizing a life altering experience : is one of the most insensitive and ignorant things one can say to a rape or chexual abuse survivor

  • naughtycorner

    Woody is also accused of molesting ANOTHER daughter , the DA had enough evidence to proceed with the case but thought the child was too fragile to testify .His grooming and marrying of her adopted sister only proved in some minds what he was doing in that house to those girls all along

  • 88

    “I cannot take these allegations lightly,”
    _______________________________
    Does she not know what acquitted means?

  • naughtycorner

    Yes which is why she called them " allegations"

  • Blaque Mahogany

    The transcript of the telephone call that was set up and recorded by the yt girl, without his knowledge, and the cops and then not used by the cops, but his instead. Yeah, I read it. The one were she admitted to letting him bust on her back the following morning when they had sex again. Or are you referring to another transcript...

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    ^^^ This is it in a nutshell. Like a typical narcissist, he thought only of himself and portraying him as the victim. He was set to tour college campuses telling that lie. But look at god.

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    ^^^ This is it in a nutshell. Like a typical narcissist, he thought only of himself and portraying him as the victim. He was set to tour college campuses telling that lie. But look at god.

  • 88

    Clearly not, In the legal system, an allegation is a formal claim against someone. It sparks an investigation that leads to someone being proven innocent or found guilty. Her allegations are no longer valid he was found innocent.

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    This is why I say men are genetically wired to spread their seed every which way. Women wouldn't think of raping a drunk man. Women aren't wired that way.

  • Michelle

    And who the eff are you? Her advocate? Every chance this narcissist gets, she revisits her rape. In life, we have to let things go, especially such a dark and gloomy incident like that. Lets not forget that she did win a negligence lawsuit against Payless (profited from her rape). Sorta twisted if u ask me.

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I upvoted your comment for the first 3 paragraphs. Not for the last paragraph.

  • Swwwaayybabbby

    I think many missed what should have been important in her statement that many have forgotten to have the conversation with their sons about consent when one of you are under the influence. but more importantly when are we going to start the conversation on how this kind of scenario keeps popping up a man being sexual with a female prior and having some sort of friendship with them and then taking advantage of the girl and allowing his friends to do so as well when she is under the influence.

  • naughtycorner

    Again Not your place to tell her how to deal with HER r@pe. Her rapist was an employee at another store who had a known history and company was negligent in not protecting their staff from him the fact that you seemingly envy her for her settlement or could even twist your mouth as a woman to call it profit ?? speaks volumes about you

  • Swwwaayybabbby

    I do believe they wired that way. Some have self control to not let sex control them making decisions on what's wrong and right. With Nate I don't think he raped her but he did aid in his friend beig able to take advantage of her. At some point as an adult you say I made a bad decision that hurt someone because I was not wise enough to walk away. I tell my younger cousins all the time it's not about race when it comes to this stuff it's that we keep seeing this crap of men new age running a train (having your friend have sex with a drunken girl you are sexual with already) you have to respect everyone enough to know that no one should take advantage of anyone sexually who is under the influence.

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It's very difficult for a narcissist to acknowledge they did something wrong. In a recent interview, he said he asked his friends what he did wrong. He doesn't get it that he tried to play the victim and it backfired in his face. That's typical of narcissist.

  • DiamondsDiet

    That's disgusting!
    I bet he goes to poor countries and rapes little girls who's parent are forcing them into prostitution. I seen a documentary about that once. And all these brothers that like going to Brazil are screwing underaged prostitutes and don't care. White, black, Asian, etc alot of men from all races we wouldn't expect are raping our youth. Nasty degenerate sick peens need to be beaten with a hammer for touching children.

  • Swwwaayybabbby

    Very true I think the whol" latching on to I didn't rape her I knew her" would some how drown out the fact he told his friends to have sex with her. i can only relate because I dated someone couldn't control himself sexually and they never admit fault when they know what they did was not right. Because that's admitting you knew better.

  • the guest

    I am honored, Thank you Ms. Rose.

  • the guest

    Amen.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Black Hollywood. She ain't landing big (white) Hollywood roles.

  • nucynu25

    I always appreciate your opinion. I agree with everything you said except that 3rd paragraph. I think that this situation was a slippery slope . I think that maybe Nate did go to far but does to far equal rape ? As I understand she had issues before thus situation or do we just forger abt that & just focus on this situation ? Our justice system rarely gives our men a chance so far him to walk away with an acquittal that's what I am basing my opinion on . As I've said before I honestly could give not a fuk abt Nate I want to see this film abt Nat. I love one of your comments tho .." We should all have sons that left drunk women alone ." I absolutely love this I do but as a woman I know I've been drunk & regretted a few nights but that doesn't mean I was raped.Thinking back i wish some men eouldve had this mentality but drunk does not equal rape .ITS A SLIPPERY SLOPE .

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile preach ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I can tell u why... Smelling herself as usual .... Being that she has works in Hollywood she has worked with plenty of rapist.... Child rapist if we wanna go there.... SMH Janeva ? I swear I can't

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    They can feel "entitled" all day. What many of them are is UNWANTED. Lol. They can always find a Black guy with $2 to come scoop them up and break his back for her. Or he will leave her with a house full of bushy head kids whose hair she can't comb. Then she'll try to befriend that one Black woman at her job who isn't a walking stereotype. She will hit her with the usual, "What are you mixed with?" Answer: Shea Moisturizer leave-in and ORS lotion.

  • Jusstlookn VIRGOS ROCK

    Rolleyes....gabbie go tend to husband sude baby

  • whitty hutton

    Had she said no comment, the rape victim support groups, women's rights activists, Black women, White women, women, women, women in finitum, ad nauseum would have attacked her viciously for NOT speaking out, she's taking his side, yadda, yadda, yadda, blah, blah, blah...

    I'd already seen a few comments to the tune of, 'why Gabby ain't said nothing...' on The Root, Washington Post and a few others.

    I think her op-ed was as middle of the road as she could be on the topic.

  • DiamondsDiet

    Lol. Im mixed with Dominican Blow out and ceramic flat iron ?

  • whitty hutton

    That is not true...sheesh. She didn't allow herself to be used. Siovaughn went batshyt crazy before Dwayne moved on with Gabrielle which is partly why he moved on. They had marital issues pre-Gabby. Shit happens, life happens, end of story.

  • whitty hutton

    Zackly...that man ain't sat back and said, "Hmmmm, let me pick Gabrielle Union because she was a rape victim..."

    That sounds stupid as fukk.

  • the guest

    I always appreciate your opinions too. I am so moved and honored that you said that. Thank you so much.

    It is indeed a slippery slope but Nate Parker chose to walk on it. I do think there is a difference between drunk s-ex, regret s-ex, and calculatedly taking advantage of someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    Even Nate Parker himself has yet to say I did not rape that woman, I have never raped a woman, nor has he ever said he is innocent of the act and crime of rape. Nate Parker has only said he was acquitted. To me that is very telling.

    It is also telling that Nate Parker has yet to sue for defamation of character if he felt he was wrongly accused.

    Nate Parker and his friend participated in a rape, then tried to cover it up by gaslighting, maligning and ostracizing their victim, then they dare thought they were going to manipulate the racial oppression and militant heart and spirit of our people to engage in their cover up.

    Shame on them acting like white frat boy slippery slope rapists and then turn around and feel entitled to sympathy owed to our wrongly accused brothers.

    I am so sorry, but there are many brothers who need our support but Nate Parker and Jean Celestin are not the brothers we need to be marching for. They are not being subject to wrongdoing. They feel victimized because they couldn't get way with their planned "white girl cried rape on us" public relations angle.

    My question is who's boycotting movies, music, shows, books because a director, producer, recording artist, or writer caused the suffering, mistreatment, and victimization of black women? No One. In my opinion, that's the real issue here.

  • Esree

    Maybe she didn't know of his past while filming and while she didn't have to say anything what she said is very true to me. Silence does not imply yes. Just because we normally get down doesn't mean we'll always get down. Most men think that. Once they've been with you they can always be with you, if they choose. No, that's not the case... For me. Anyway, I hate the fact he called his bits to ' get some.' I really hate he did that!

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    "Big white Hollywood roles" should not be the ruler in which we measure great acting. That said, Gabrielle is type cast - not necessarily a terrible actress.

  • Alisa

    I can't believe she would play that part. She was raped before and spoke on how it damaged her. I can't even watch rape scenes, anything dealing w/rape I can't watch I know victims of rape deal with things differently but choosing to play the part I'm shocked

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Gotta get that paper

  • Dr.Rue

    You may not get the chance to. Film festivals are dropping this film left and right.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I'm not mad! Lol

  • Fabulousbrownme

    Yes! That talking through her teeth thing that she does annoys the pure hell out of me

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Or maybe not getting SO drunk you can't remember your own name? Protect your own self because no one else will...

  • TDK

    He's INNOCENT!!

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Or respect yourself enough not to get so drunk you can't remember your name because people are pure evil and don't give a damn about you...

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Chile...

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Chile...some dumb ass negra tried to pull that one. Asked her ass I don't know not nan person giving a verbal OK before, during, nor after sex.

  • Fabulousbrownme

    I wish i could up vote this 1000 times.

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    But was he not drunk too? I wouldn't expect a drunk man to control himself...when women realize this they'll be better off for it.

  • Fabulousbrownme

    I still want to see the movie. This movie is about Nat Turner NOT Nate Parker. If you've watched any Roman Polanski movies (e.g. Rosemary's Baby, The Pianist), are a Pittsburgh Steelers fan (team of twice accused rapist Ben Roethlisberger), or still listen to R. Kelly's music then you have no room to talk about Nate and the movie.

    Furthermore, yes there will probably fictional events in this movie and everyone should do their own research on Nat Turner to know more about his story. However, please don't assume that heading down to your local library will give you a 100% factual account of Nat Turner's history either. There are also fictional parts of the story contained within those books which are more than likely written by White people who have a vested interest in portraying the historical inaccuracy of Nat Turner's revolt.

  • alwayznillin

    I truly find the timing of these allegations surfacing very suspicious. I have been a fan of Nate Parker, since he starred in The Great Debaters (one of my favorite movies). This man has been acting for years and I've never heard about this rape case until 2016.

    But, before I continue to Support this man, I needed to look into this case.

    Nate Parker was tried for rape and was found innocent. I have read the transcripts and from what I read, I myself would have found him innocent had I been on the jury. The turning point for me, was when I read the phone transcript. This man was not aware that he was being recorded and he was adamant that she was not passed out or unconscious. Also, in this phone conversation, they talked about the woman potentially being pregnant. Nate Parker immediately said, something to the effect of him not being the father. The woman questioned him on how he could be certain and Nate Parker replied he was certain because he wore a condom. The woman then responded, you did not have on a condom that morning, because you "came" on my back.
    Wait stop the presses, so the woman engaged in sex with Nate Parker the following morning and was clearly aware to the point she remembered he did not have on a condom and that he ejaculated on her back.
    Also, one of the witnesses testified that he saw the woman and Nate Parker having sex and the woman's legs were up in the air. There is no way a person can be unconscious and have their legs in the air.

    Again, after reading the transcripts, I don't see this man as a rapist. I will continue to support this man, for the brilliant actor, director that he is.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    It's hard for me to connect with Gabby in another type of role. She always seems like the same character just in differnt movie/tv roles.

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Interesting...don't have time nor patience to read the transcripts so thank you

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Didn't Nate have consensual sex with they lady and his friend didn't?

  • Taylordanes

    And she has had a very sucdessful career in black Hollywood! Our people! Nothing to be ashamed of or demeaning about being a success for your own people and not a sell out! She's has had a great career!

  • MoniquetheGeek

    You know I will give you this much... I only mentioned the difference since you stated how successful she is like that makes a difference to my opinion, and I was only trying to demean her "success."

    But it doesn't matter who like her acting. I don't and never will. The end!

  • Gr8mouthreecie

    There's a simple solution to this whole debacle; men and women both lie. Somehow (which occasionally never happens) the truth has to be unfolded.

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Chile...folks wanna go around her blaming other people...only persons actions you can control is YOURS.

  • Moochie baby

    Nice pic!

  • Moochie baby

    Love your pic...?

  • Moochie baby

    Petty.... Lmfao?

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I stated that not a measure of acting but as one of "success." There are plenty terrible white actors.

    Type cast or not, she is a terrible actress to me. My opinion of that will never change.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Clearly she gets none of the back end profits for this movie and can care less about its success. She got her fee long ago and has nothing else coming financially. As for her working with the studio that bought this film, she can cancel Xmas. They'll likely never work with her again.

    I want to understand what he allegedly took part in almost 20 years to go has to do with a slave movie. Penn state alum and faculty just took what they wanted huh? Go Penn State.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Ditto. I've been saying this about her for years. She doesn't change her voice, dialect, rate of speech, her hair, nothing. She is the same person in every role. I assure you, had she gotten Scandal, that show would've been cancelled season 1.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I too want to see this film. I'm really surprised GU took the position of basically saying she's disgusted Nate took the p ussy and got away with it, til now.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yeah I remember reading how her dad was basically like 'that's what she gets.' She said dad had no sympathy for her.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yep I'm so surprised she's basically on the band wagon witch hunt against Nate Parker out of nowhere. The man has been in movies forever, but now that his history making movie sale prepares to open in a month, this comes out. I still say some major studio exec is behind NateGate.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    U too, thank you.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    All hail Mr. Stanford U swimmer, yeah, yeah. BS, I now.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yeah if you ever wondered how she and Morris Chestnut were in practically every black movie released for a period, wonder no more. The casting couch for these two had pull out beds.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Stay quiet, considering she probably didn't even know him when this happened. What's more, she wasn't there when it all went down. Support him in how he fights this, but that is it. She shouldn't speak at all.

  • DiamondsDiet

    Lol. You're funny.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    I feel you. It's all love.

  • Jones

    Shut the fuc up.....homewrecking azz hoe.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    You are right about that! That's why Meagan Goodes copycat Scandel show was cancelled. She isn't that great either. I liked her in the game though.... Otherwise her and Gabby just show up and read the lines basically. Same character differnt name...

  • Emily post

    So weird to me a man accused of Rape... Doing a film that someone is raped in... Creepy.. Yet certain men take no accountability and are always playing victim. accused Rapist wants to make a Rapey film.... Weird..

  • Swwwaayybabbby

    Yup respect and protect yourself. I stated earlier that you shouldn't put yourself in a position where you can't make sound decisions for yourself.

  • Liah

    Im going to leave this one alone....

  • LovelyLady LibraPerfection

    Who wrote this drivel?? You cannot write that he raped someone if he was acquitted. You cannot call this man a eapist just because you think he is. A court of law did not. It's amazing how many movies he has done with not a peep of this old charge , but the minute he makes a movie about Nat Turner & killin white folks all of a sudden he's a rapist. Gtfoh....still going to see it.

  • Critical_Thinking

    I don't know whats hard about these people going to the library to learn about Nat, instead of Hollywood version and that will likely be exaggerated and have fictional parts. And they say they WOKE.... ?