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Gabrielle Union Opens Up About Being Raped 24 Years Ago When She Worked at Payless

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Gabrielle Union, has been very open about her past sexual assault. She is finally addressing the rape allegations surrounding her “Birth of a Nation” co-star, Nate Parker.

Union wrote an open letter to the L.A. Times.

She wrote,

Twenty-four years ago I was raped at gunpoint in the cold, dark backroom of the Payless shoe store where I was then working.

Two years ago I signed on to a brilliant script called “The Birth of a Nation,” to play a woman who was raped. One month ago I was sent a story about Nate Parker, the very talented writer, director and star of this film. Seventeen years ago Nate Parker was accused and acquitted of sexual assault. Four years ago the woman who accused him committed suicide.

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