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Nate Parker Witch Hunt Escalates: He Killed Her, Too!

Entertainment journalists produced a shocking new allegation against filmmaker Nate Parker Monday night in their retrial of his 1999 rape case. Parker, they insinuated, was responsible for the suicide of a woman who accused him of sexual assault — apparently because she was so distraught that the justice system concluded he was not guilty.

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Deadline: College Rape Case Haunts ‘Birth of a Nation’ Star Nate Parker

As Nate Parker prepares for the wide release of his highly-anticipated breakout slave rebellion drama The Birth of a Nation, an old rape case brought against him 17 years ago while he was a student at Penn State could complicate Fox Searchlight’s ambitious plans for the film, which is already expected to be a major contender at next year’s Academy Awards.

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‘Birth of a Nation’ Poster Features Nate Parker in American Flag Noose

Fox Searchlight released the latest promotional poster for its upcoming slave drama The Birth of a Nation on Friday that features the movie’s main character, slave rebellion leader Nat Turner (as played by Nate Parker), being hung with a noose fashioned from an American flag.