Nate Parker recently received a slew of backlash from a past rape case that was threw back on the surface. The case had people questioning whether or not they should support him or not which is ridiculous being that he was completely innocent. Gabrielle Union has recently showed a huge amount of support for Parker. She even opened up about her own rape in a recent interview.

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Union said,

“Twenty-four years ago I was raped at gunpoint in the cold, dark backroom of the Payless shoe store where I was then working. Two years ago I signed on to a brilliant script called “The Birth of a Nation,” to play a woman who was raped. One month ago I was sent a story about Nate Parker, the very talented writer, director and star of this film…

Since Nate Parker’s story was revealed to me, I have found myself in a state of stomach-churning confusion. I took this role because I related to the experience. I also wanted to give a voice to my character, who remains silent throughout the film. In her silence, she represents countless black women who have been and continue to be violated. Women without a voice, without power. Women in general. But black women in particular. I knew I could walk out of our movie and speak to the audience about what it feels like to be a survivor.”

She went on to say,

“It is my hope that we can use this as an opportunity to look within,” Union said. “To open up the conversation. To reach out to organizations which are working hard to prevent these kinds of crimes. And to support its victims. To donate time or money. To play an active role in creating a ripple that will change the ingrained misogyny that permeates our culture. And to eventually wipe the stain clean.”

Im really glad Parker has someone on his end to support him!

Source: TSR