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Robin Roberts Confronts Director and Accused Rapist Nate Parker

Robin Roberts Confronts Director and Accused Rapist Nate Parker

Robin Roberts interviews Nate Parker

Parker's tired of talking about the woman who killed herself after having accused him and a friend of attacking her.

Actor and director Nate Parker sat down with out Good Morning America journalist Robin Roberts to defend himself against rape allegations levied against him and Birth of a Nation coauthor Jean Celestin in an interview that aired Monday.

"This isn't about me," Parker told Roberts, eager to talk about the film, coming to theaters Friday. "The hope is that people care about the story of America -- the real story of America that has been pushed aside by revisionist history."

Relatives of Parker's accuser, a freshman with the pair at Penn State, blame the woman's suicide on the alleged 1999 attack and feel Parker himself is author of revisionist history. "He may have litigated out of any kind of situation," Johnny, the victim's brother, told Variety. "My position is he got off on a technicality."

Parker didn't want to discuss the issue with Roberts, but she pressed him. "I am sorry it can't just be dismissed," she said. Celestin was initially found guilty of sexually assaulting the woman, but his conviction was overturned on appeal. Parker was acquitted, partly because of his history of consensual sex with the woman.

"You have a daughter in college ... what do you tell her?" Roberts asked. Parker did not divulge his conversations with his daughter but said of the accusation, "I said it last night [on 60 Minutes]. I was falsely accused, I was proven innocent, and I am not going to apologize for that."

Parker said he made his movie TheBirth of a Nation, which tells the story of Nat Turner's 1831 slave rebellion, in part because he is "wanting to see those who are oppressed get better and do better." Parker stars as Turner, in addition to having directed and cowritten the film.

Such statements may smack of hypocrisy for Parker's accuser's family. "These guys sucked the soul and life out of her," Sharon Loeffler, the victim's sister, toldThe New York Times. Many people have vowed to boycott the film on the alleged victim's behalf.

Watch the interview below.

Watch the 60 Minutes interview with Anderson Cooper that Nate Parker references repeatedly when talking to Roberts:

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