“The Birth Of A Nation” star Nate Parker is finally addressing those awful rape allegations while he was a student at Penn State University in 1999.
Parker, who was acquitted of all charges, says he won’t apologize for something he says he didn’t do. “I’ll say this. I do think it’s tragic, so much of what happened and [what] the family had to endure with respect to this woman not being here,” he told Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes Sunday evening.
“I don’t want to harp on this and be disrespectful of them [the family], but at some point I have to say it: I was falsely accused. I went to court, and I sat in trial. I was vind— [choking up]. I was vindicated. I was proven innocent, and I feel terrible that this woman isn’t here. Her family had to deal with that, but as I sit here, an apology is—no.”
The 36-year-old star appeared on Good Morning America Monday morning reiterating his point: “I was falsely accused. I was proven innocent and I’m not going to apologize for that.”
Check out Parker on 60 Minutes below:
The Birth Of A Nation hits theaters their Friday.