Deadline: College Rape Case Haunts ‘Birth of a Nation’ Star Nate Parker

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As Nate Parker prepares for the wide release of his highly-anticipated breakout slave rebellion drama The Birth of a Nation, an old rape case brought against him 17 years ago while he was a student at Penn State could complicate Fox Searchlight’s ambitious plans for the film, which is already expected to be a major contender at next year’s Academy Awards.

Deadline: College Rape Case Haunts ‘Birth of a Nation’ Star Nate Parker

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As Nate Parker prepares for the wide release of his highly-anticipated breakout slave rebellion drama The Birth of a Nation, an old rape case brought against him 17 years ago while he was a student at Penn State could complicate Fox Searchlight’s ambitious plans for the film, which is already expected to be a major contender at next year’s Academy Awards.