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Gabrielle Union Discusses Nate Parker's Rape Allegations

Gabrielle Union Discusses Nate Parker's Rape Allegations

Gabrielle Union shows off a great look on the cover of Essence magazine’s November 2016 issue, on newsstands October 14.

Here’s what the 42-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On Birth of a Nation and Nate Parker‘s rape case: “…As a rape survivor and as an advocate, I cannot shy away from this responsibility because the conversation got difficult. I don’t want to put myself above anyone’s pain or triggers. Every victim or survivor, I believe you. I support you. I support you if you don’t want to see the film. I absolutely understand and respect that. I can’t sell the film. This movie has always been about more than one person, and for the outspoken feminist advocates and allies who risked a lot to be a part of this project—Aja Naomi King, Aunjanue Ellis, Penelope Ann Miller—we are okay if you have to sit this one out, and we’re okay if you don’t, and we understand…”

For more from Gabrielle, visit Essence.com.

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  • Amber

    I’m going to see it to support the women in the film.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Anyone who will support this film for any of the smaller reasons, you should be ashamed of yourselves, Rape is the bigger reason you should not watch this film. get your priorities in check.

  • agus

    Could you explain me what the word “allegations” here means ? This year show us many “allegations” and few real cases in the court.

  • agus

    Could you explain me what the word “allegations” here means ? This year show us many “allegations” and few real cases in the court.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Of course she’s a rape survivor, there’s always a fishy story with celebs.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    I’m going to see because I don’t care.

  • Amber

    Is that how you feel about Roman Polanski and Woody Allen?