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Mel Gibson Defends Nate Parker: 'I Think He's Innocent'

Mel Gibson Defends Nate Parker: 'I Think He's Innocent'

Mel Gibson, who has been through his fair share of scandal throughout his career, is speaking out to defend another actor/director caught up in a recent controversy: Nate Parker.

The director and star of The Birth of a Nation was accused of rape back in the late 1990s and he was found not guilty. When the case resurfaced this summer, it overshadowed his movie and seemingly has ruined its chances this awards season.

Mel has made racist, anti-Semitic, and homophobic comments throughout the years and he has also been accused of spousal abuse.

“I don’t think it’s fair. He was cleared of all that stuff. And it was years ago. You have to follow the system there,” Mel told The Guardian.

Click inside to read what Mel Gibson said about Nate’s innocence…

“I think he’s innocent of all that stuff. The fact that he has to live with that stigma, and that it affects the art he does, is unfair,” Mel added.

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