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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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Jessy VS Nikki! College Roommate Fight Spills Onto Twitter & Now The Police Are Involved!

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Celebrity feuds aren't the only ones that gain traction on Twitter!

This time, a beef between two roommates at Penn State is absolutely blowing up!

On Tuesday, a student named Jessy (above, left) found pretty mean sub-tweets her dorm mate, Nikki (above, insert), had posted about her.

Related: This Baby Momma Drama Hoax Is The Best Twitter Tale Since Zola!

To retaliate, the freshman printed out screenshots and hung them up in the wall of their room! That's like, the extreme version of passive-aggressive sticky notes! LOLz!

Jessy even posted a picture of her revenge decorations (below), sharing:

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The Birth Of A Nation Director Nate Parker 'Filled With Profound Sorrow' In Response To Rape Accuser's Suicide

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As you may be aware, The Birth of a Nation director and star Nate Parker recently faced a bit of heat from the press when he had to address rape charges from 17 years ago. To make matters worse, it just came to light that the woman who accused Parker of sexual assault committed suicide a few years back!

Related: Kesha Drops New York Sexual Assault Charges Against Dr. Luke

Nate and his Penn State college roommate, Jean Celestin, were both accused of raping a fellow student and in 2001 the director was tried but acquitted after it was revealed that he had a consensual sexual relationship with the woman before the night of the incident in question. As for Mr. Parker's buddy, he was sentenced to six months in prison, but appealed the decision and was ultimately let off the hook.

Just recently, the victim's brother came forward and spoke about his thoughts on the trial and how it affected his sister and lead to her death.

Well now the actor and director has broken his silence after apparently learning for the first time that his accuser had killed herself. In an honest Facebook note, he penned:

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Did This Frat Go Too Far? Is Starbucks Off The Deep End? Perez Explores This And More On CNN!

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Earlier, we posted our CNN chat about Empire and the use of the N word.

However, we were on two segments last night and now we'd like to hear your thoughts on this one, where we (in the minority) stand up for Starbucks controversial new race initiative. Haven't heard about it? Find out what it's all about and our thoughts on it above.

And, we also chatted with Don Lemon about the awfulness that occurred at Penn State, where a frat was just suspended for a year.

Check it out and let us know your thoughts below! Perez will be responding to comments himself!

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This Former Drew Carey Show Actor Is Going To Play Jerry Sandusky In The Penn State Scandal Movie — Do You Think He's The Right Choice??

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Famed director Brian De Palma is making a film about the Penn State sex abuse scandal called Happy Valley.

We previously mentioned that Al Pacino has been cast to play football coach Joe Paterno in the film, but that was all we knew.

Now we know the answer to the question on everyone's mind: who will play Jerry Sandusky??

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NCAA Lifts Penn State's Bowl Ban And Lessens Sanctions Following Jerry Sandusky Child Sex Abuse Scandal, And Here's Why That's Terrible

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The NCAA has lifted Penn State\'s bowl ban from the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

It's certainly been a crazy day in the world of football, and none of the news has anything to do with what's happening on the field.

The Baltimore Ravens took a huge step forward and somewhat righted the NFL's wrong by cutting Ray Rice from their roster after disturbing footage was leaked, showing the footballer punching his wife Janay Rice in the face.

Unfortunately, the NCAA took several big steps back as they announced they would lifting Penn State's bowl ban, effective immediately, and giving back all 85 athletic scholarships for the 2015 season.

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Jerry Sandusky’s Son Matthew Answers ALL Of The Tough Questions With Oprah & It's More Disturbing Than You Think

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Wow! This is such an emotional interview!

We previously mentioned that Oprah would be sitting down with the adopted son of notorious Penn State child molester Jerry Sandusky, and he was ready to tell the truth!

Matthew Sandusky was sadly a victim of his father, but after healing with time, he can now discuss the painful things he went through with Awful Jerry.

And Big O didn’t take it easy on him! Though, she was sensitive, as she always is.

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