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Nate Parker Talks Rape Case in '60 Minutes,' 'Good Morning America' Interviews

In the run up to “The Birth of a Nation’s” premiere this Friday, director Nate Parker addressed his infamous 1999 rape trial in two separate television interviews, declaring his innocence and his desire to shift attention toward the film.

Harry Belafonte in black tuxedo with blue background; Nate Parker in black tuxedo with orange background

Harry Belafonte, Penn State Alums Stand By Nate Parker

“It’s interesting because it’s coming out the same time the film’s coming out,” said Belafonte of the renewed attention to Parker and Jean Celestin’s 1999 rape trial. 

Nate Parker with a noose made of the American flag, the word "Rapist?" is below him.

On Nate Parker, Rape and the Perils of Double Consciousness [Opinion]

Writer and women’s rights advocate Tarana Burke on how her identity informs her view of “The Birth of a Nation” auteur’s 1999 rape case.

Penn State Plans March To Counter Sorority's Mexican-themed Halloween Photo

Penn State officials chose not to pursue any disciplinary actions but the student body is planning it’s own action later this week.

Tyler Perry Writes Open Letter to Victim in Penn State Sex Abuse Case

Hollywood’s most financially successful director and producer, himself a sexual abuse survivor, offers words of encouragement to one of Jerry Sandusky’s accusers.

CNN's Don Lemon Talks Sex Abuse, Calls Penn State Case 'Rape'

CNN’s Don Lemon says let’s just call what Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky did for what it is: rape.

What You Need to Know About Childhood Sexual Abuse

It’s one of those unspeakable crimes, until a high-profile case like the one at Penn State makes it inescapable. Here, some basic-but-vital facts about its victims and impact.

How Do We Dismantle Rape Culture? [Reader Forum]

From Penn State to Herman Cain, the hazards of patriarchy have come out in full force. Here’s what you had to say.

Penn State Student: 'We Must Hold Our Leaders Accountable' [VIDEO]

One courageous student spoke up with a sobering truth this week as Penn State rioted amid a sex abuse scandal that’s brought down college football’s most celebrated coach.

What Do Herman Cain and Joe Paterno Have in Common?

The scandals engulfing the Republican presidential candidate and the deposed Penn State football coach are fruit from the same poisoned tree.