Tuesday, October 4, 2016

NATE PARKER POST: MY SISTER WAS RAPED 60 DAYS AFTER HER 18th BIRTHDAY...

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My sister was raped 60 days after her 18th birthday. She was a freshman at Penn State University. The defendants charged in the case, Nate Parker and Jean Celestin, were on the wrestling team and had the power of the Penn State Athletic Department behind them.

She was harassed and hounded, and ended up dropping out. She had just aged out of the foster care system, so it was a big deal for her to go to college. She had a chance at a brand new life, but that was stolen from her.
Two years later, she went through the ordeal of testifying. She endured cross-examination by two high-priced lawyers who attacked her character and her background. Ultimately Parker was acquitted. Celestin was found guilty, but the [latter] case was later overturned on appeal...
She went through every option she possibly could for justice, and she got none...
~Variety.com

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Nate Parker’s ‘Birth of a Nation’ Exploits My Sister All Over Again