Nate Parker's Rape Accuser Died in 2012, Committed Suicide
The woman who accused Nate Parker of rape over fifteen years ago died back in 2012 after she committed suicide, her brother confirmed to Variety.
Family members of the woman confirmed that she overdosed on sleeping pills.
“She became detached from reality,” the brother said. “The progression was very quick and she took her life… He may have litigated out of any kind of situation. My position is he got off on a technicality.”
While there is no evidence that the woman, whose wishes to remain anonymous have been granted by the media, committed suicide over the 2001 trial, her brother says she suffered from depression following the reported rape.
“If I were to look back at her very short life and point to one moment where I think she changed as a person, it was obviously that point,” he said. “The trial was pretty tough for her.”
Nate, the writer/director/star of the upcoming movie The Birth of a Nation, was acquitted of any charges associated with the trial and he spoke out about it for the first time just days ago.
For more from the interview, visit Variety.com.