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Friday, Aug. 21, 2015|6 p.m.
L.A– Dr. Dre has provided a statement to the New York Times saying sorry to “the women I’ve harmed” without particularly acknowledging the reason for the apology.
The 50-year-old music mogul says in remarks published Friday on the New york city Times website that he “deeply remorse(s) exactly what I did and understand that it has permanently impacted all of our lives.”
Dre pleaded no contest to criminal battery charges following allegations he strongly attacked journalist Dee Barnes in 1991. Barnes released a story online today about the assault. Other females, consisting of Dre’s former partner Michel’le, have actually likewise claimed he was violent towards them.
Attention on the decades-old charges resurfaced after last week’s release of the hit biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” which omits mention of the Barnes occurrence or any accusations of violence versus Dre. The movie, which tells the origin story of the rap group N.W.A, topped the box workplace during its opening week and is anticipated to be No. 1 once again this weekend.
Asked why the movie does not consist of the Barnes occurrence, director F. Gary Gray said, “You can make five N.W.A movies with all the information that is out there … We could not get everything in.”
Dre said in his statement that 25 years ago, he was “a boy drinking excessive and in over my head without any genuine structure in my life. Nevertheless, none of this is a reason for exactly what I did. I’ve been wed for 19 years and every day I’m working to be a much better guy for my household, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can so I never ever resemble that man again.”
Apple– which ended up being connected with Dre in 2013 when it purchased the music company he assisted develop, Beats, for $3 billion– released a companion statement Friday.
“Dre has actually said sorry for the mistakes he’s made in the past and he’s said that he’s not the same individual that he was 25 years earlier,” the business statement stated. “We believe his sincerity and after dealing with him for a year and a half, we have every reason to believe that he has actually changed.”
Representatives for Dre did not react to demands for comment Friday.