This is heartbreaking.
According to Variety, the woman who accused Nate Parker of rape in 1999 killed herself four years ago. The woman's brother who is identified as "Johnny" confirmed the news on Tuesday.
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For those unaware of the backstory, the alleged victim accused Nate and his roommate Jean Celestin of raping her when they were students at Penn State.
The student claimed the pair, who went on to direct and write The Birth of a Nation, sexually assaulted her when she was incoherent after a night of heavy drinking. After the woman reported the incident, she alleged the duo harassed and stalked her to the point that she was "afraid for her life."
Unfortunately, Nate was tried for the crime in 2001 but he was ultimately acquitted after he testified to having sex with the victim prior to the night in question. Since the two had carried on a "consensual" relationship before the incident, jurors decided to let him off the hook.
As for Jean, he was found guilty of sexual assault and was subsequently sentenced to six-months in prison.
They may not be teen moms any more, but the veteran gals of Teen Mom OG still know what it takes to get people talking!
As the MTV show ramps up for its season premiere on Monday, August 22, we are seeing more about what's going to come up, and each gal looks to have quite the storyline!!
RANK: Farrah's Most Controversial Parenting Moments!
Farrah Abraham is headed to El Lay — for good — to be with Simon Saran, but we get our very first hint of trouble brewing pretty much immediately in a new show teaser.
After Farrah asks Simon if he's excited about the move, she interrupts him before he can answer, and things COMPLETELY devolve from there. Yikes!!!
Ch-ch-check out the awkward moment between them (below):
Britney Spears hasn't performed at the VMAs in NINE YEARS!!!
Before her hiatus and before the infamous 2007 performance, the singer gave four iconic performances that still get talked about.
And now she's coming back to blow up the stage once more on August 28, but until then let's rank her past moments, shall we???
We hope all the Little Monsters are hungry, because Lady GaGa has a brand new cookbook heading your way!
The self-proclaimed foodie is working with her father Joe Germanotta to release a book called Joanne Trattoria Cookbook: Classic Recipes and Scenes from an Italian American Restaurant — out this November!
As the loyal fans may be aware, the recipes are inspired by Joe's New York Italian restaurant Joanne Trattoria, which opened in 2012 on the Upper West Side (and yes, is often frequented by the cast of RHONY!).
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The publishing company Post Hill Press says of the collaboration:
"Family, food, and love are the foundation upon which Joe Germanotta and his wife, Cynthia, raised their daughters, Natali and Stefani (aka Lady Gaga). Named for his sister who died of Lupus three months shy of her 20th birthday, their family-run restaurant is built on those same fundamental principles. In the pages of this cookbook, Joe has collected recipes and entertaining anecdotes inspired by his world famous restaurant."
If you just can't wait until November 22, the book is already available for pre-order for $24 on Amazon HERE.
[Image via Post Hill Press/WENN.]