Already a critics darling, ‘The Birth Of A Nation’ was long-touted as birthing a superstar in actor Nate Parker.
However, that potential was rocked to the core when archived allegations of sexual assault against him hit headlines.
The timing seemed odd, as the story had long been in the public domain – yet was only prodded at in the run-up to the release of the film.
Some argued that the flick’s thematic focus on race and slavery played a part in the drama, while others focussed firmly on the alleged assault; the latter complicated by the fact that the accuser has since passed away.
Through it all, Parker maintained his innocence – which was supported by the legal ruling at the time of the 1999 episode.
Still, it momentarily paused the actor’s promotional push for the film.
Now back on the trail, Parker stopped by The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 this morning.
Renown for asking the questions folk want answers to, Charlamagne, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy didn’t hold back.
As such, discussed in detail were the allegations, funding the film, and a whole lot more.
An insightful interview awaits below…
‘The Birth Of A Nation’ hits US theaters on Friday (October 7th).