Filmmaker Spike Lee has apologized for comments that surfaced, Saturday, regarding Woody Allen.
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“I Deeply Apologize. My Words Were WRONG,” Lee wrote on Twitter. “I Do Not And Will Not Tolerate Sexual Harassment, Assault Or Violence. Such Treatment Causes Real Damage That Can’t Be Minimized. -Truly, Spike Lee.”
While promoting his newest Netflix Film, Da 5 Bloods, with Michael Riedel and Len Berman on 710 WOR’s In The Morning, Lee spoke about the controversy surrounding Woody Allen: “I’d just like to say Woody Allen is a great, great filmmaker and this cancel thing is not just Woody,” he said. “When we look back on it we are going to see that—short of killing someone—you can’t just erase someone like they never existed. Woody is a friend of mine…and I know he’s going through it right now.”
Allen was accused of molesting his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was 7 years old. Allen’s most recent film, A Rainy Day in New York, was dropped from distribution by the studio and many of the cast donated their earnings to charity.
Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods is streaming on Netflix now. The film follows four African American Vietnam war veterans.