Things Get Tense Between Nate Parker and Robin Roberts During Interview About Rape

Style Magazine Newswire | 10/4/2016, 4:31 p.m.
During an interview on “Good Morning America,” Nate Parker absolutely refused to apologize for the controversial rape case for which ...
Robin Roberts and Nate Parker

During an interview on “Good Morning America,” Nate Parker absolutely refused to apologize for the controversial rape case for which he was acquitted seventeen years ago reports The Grio.

“I was falsely accused,” he insisted in speaking with “GMA” co-host Robin Roberts. “I was proven innocent and I’m not going to apologize for that.”

Parker and his college roommate, Jean Celestin, were both accused of raping an 18-year-old woman at Penn State University. Parker was acquitted, though Celestin was convicted of sexual assault. The conviction was later overturned.

“You have a daughter in college … what do you tell her?” Roberts asked of the rape charge.

“She knows how I feel about her and I’ve addressed it so many times,” Parker replied.

He then insisted that the focus should not be on him but on his new movie, Birth of a Nation.

Source: The Grio