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Mel Gibson Defends The Birth Of A Nation Director Nate Parker Over Alleged Rape Controversy

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Mel Gibson is defending his fellow controversial celeb.

For those of you who may not remember, filmmaker Nate Parker was accused of rape back when he was still a student at Penn State.

Related: Gabrielle Union Pens Op-Ed About Nate's Rape Accusation

While on trial for the alleged sexual assault, a jury ultimately acquitted the artist.

However, the story resurfaced this year, when his film The Birth Of A Nation was released. Many people called for a boycott of the film, but the 60-year-old is now saying that is "unfair."

In The Hollywood Reporter's Directors Roundtable, Mel stood up for the 37-year-old, exclaiming:

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