Gabrielle Union just did something amazing, and you should read every word of it. In a Los Angeles Times op-ed, Union addressed the past charges of rape against Nate Parker, the writer, director, and star of her new film, the highly anticipated Birth of a Nation. Parker was accused of raping a classmate in college. The victim of this alleged assault committed suicide ten years after the alleged rape. Parker was acquitted in a 2001 trial on what some feel was a technicality.