Gabrielle Union cuts a striking figure on the cover of ESSENCE magazine’s November 2016 issue.
The gorgeous actress appears in support of her upcoming projects, which include the 4th season of ‘Being Mary Jane’ and new movie ‘Almost Christmas.’
Union also stars in ‘The Birth Of A Nation,’ which has occupied headlines after archived allegations of sexual assault levelled against lead Nate Parker were spotlighted.
With the star open about her own experience overcoming rape, many looked to her for her take on the matter.
She offerers an insightful response within her interview feature.
Here’s what she had to say…
“…As a rape survivor and as an advocate, I cannot shy away from this responsibility because the conversation got difficult. I don’t want to put myself above anyone’s pain or triggers. Every victim or survivor, I believe you. I support you. I support you if you don’t want to see the film. I absolutely understand and respect that. I can’t sell the film. This movie has always been about more than one person, and for the outspoken feminist advocates and allies who risked a lot to be a part of this project—Aja Naomi King, Aunjanue Ellis, Penelope Ann Miller—we are okay if you have to sit this one out, and we’re okay if you don’t, and we understand…”
It should be noted that Parker has always denied the claims and was declared innocent by the court system.
Nevertheless, Union’s words are resonating.
The magazine hits US newsstands this Friday (October 14th).