Entertainment “The Birth of a Nation” Director Unapologetic About His Gang Rape Accuser Who Killed Herself

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  1. Tim

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nati...6b48d4-8672-11e6-b57d-dd49277af02f_story.html

    In excerpts from the interview to air Sunday shared exclusively with The Associated Press on Thursday, Parker said he was “falsely accused” and declined to make any apology. The woman who made the accusation killed herself in 2012.

    “I was falsely accused. I went to court. I was vindicated,” Parker says. “I feel terrible that this woman isn’t here, her family had to deal with that, but as I sit here, an apology is — no.”

    “The Birth of a Nation” first debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival where it was hailed as an antidote to the then-raging “Oscars So White” backlash. Parker’s film immediately sparked widespread Oscar expectations and a bidding war among distributors. Fox Searchlight, an Academy Awards regular, landed it for a festival record $17.5 million, with the assurance of a nation-wide release. It’s to open in theaters next Friday.

    But the newfound attention on Parker put a spotlight on a rape case from when he was a sophomore and wrestler at Penn State University. Parker was acquitted, though his college roommate, Jean Celestin (who helped create “The Birth of a Nation”) was initially found guilty of sexual assault. That conviction was later overturned when the accuser declined to testify for a retrial.

    Parker and Celestin allegedly harassed the accuser on campus. The incident spawned a successful civil lawsuit by the woman against the college. But the accuser, after several previous attempts, committed suicide in 2012. Her brother, identified only as Johnny, told The Hollywood Reporter that the rape case “was obviously that point” at which she changed.

     
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    The original was so much better :munch:

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    Was it rape rape?
     
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    Would smash. Thraddles Globbner. :jj:

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    Blinded by the Comet In Rosettas early observations Rosetta scientists were puzzled by the lack of much ice on the comets surface. After all, comets have long been known as dirty ice
    balls. Comet 67P is not a particularly bright comet. Even when it reached its closest proximity to the sun in August last year it was not visible to the naked eye by people on Earth. But
    as expected the comet became much more active. As the comet spun around once every 12 hours frost formed and disappeared on parts of the comet. Periodically jets of gas and dust erupted.
    Dr. Taylor said that it appeared that dust on the surface acted as insulation holding onto the heat during the day that warms ice below producing gases that rise to the cold surface
    freezing again as frost. The jets appear to be the consequence of cliff walls crumbling exposing ice that then quickly vaporized. The bursts released so much dust that Rosettas star
    trackers cameras that keep track of the spacecrafts position by looking at the background of stars were confused. After that the mission managers moved Rosetta farther away from the comet.
    We had to change the way we ran the mission Dr. Martin said. This was my main challenge. Dr. Parker said that not all dust from Comet 67P was the same. Some particles are fluffy and
    fragile and others are more solid pieces. These different kinds of dust seem to come from different processes he said. The fluffy dust comes from all over the comet he said while the
    consolidated particles seem to come from specific regions.
     
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    I find that wrestling seems to be the rapeyist of all sports
     
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    Birth of a Nation remake with blacks?
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    She needs a makeover in the room. Ugly bedspread.
     
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    These guys are cool with it.
     
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    Yes, more revisionist hollywood history it seems. The blacks fought for their freedom, whites did nothing to free them :jj:
     
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    Parker did go to Penn State, so maybe he was butt raped by Sandusky and he felt the need to pass his pain onward to another person?
     
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    Sounds like he's got a bit of the 'sorry not sorry' attitude going on. So his movie went from being Oscar bait to possibly being ignored when nominations are done.
     
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    Yeah fuck this guy, hope that shit movie isn't even given a wide release.
     
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    It can't be that hard to just say "I'm sad to hear she died, I wish I could of handled the situation with her differently." So fuck him.
     
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    Wow, you found two rare white rapists. Goo fo you.
     
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