“I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.”
While Dr. Dre has enjoyed the critical and commercial success of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, it has also put a spotlight on his history of abuse against women. Both his ex-fiancée Michel’le and Dee Barnes have been spoken up for the first time in years about being assaulted which Dre addressed briefly in a recent Rolling Stone interview.
Now the producer has released a public apology through The New York Times. Read it below.
Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I’ve been married for 19 years and every day I’m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again. I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.