Director Spike Lee apologized for his comments defending Woody Allen who is accused of sexual harassment or assault, sharing a tweet on his Twitter account.
Woody Allen, 84, has been accused of harassing her adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was seven years old. Allen constantly defended himself while Farrow, her mother Mia, and her brother Ronan supported the allegations.
Lee had recently spoken in a talk show called ‘In The Morning’ and praised Allen, saying the following:
“I’d just like to say Woody Allen is a great, great filmmaker and this cancel thing is not just Woody. And I think when we look back on it we are going to see that — short of killing somebody — I don’t know you that you can just erase somebody like they never existed. Woody is a friend of mine, a fellow Knick fan, so I know he’s going through it right now.”
After lots of critics about Spike Lee’s comment, he took to Twitter to express his regret for defending Allen. In the tweet, the 63-year-old director apologized for his words and wrote that he would never tolerate sexual harassment, assault, or violence.
Here’s what he stated:
“I Deeply Apologize. My Words Were WRONG. 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.”
A user named Aidan thanked him to admit this:
“Thank you for this. Big props to you for actually admitting you were wrong, most would just stick with it and try to continue on as normal.”
Another fan named Kamran praised him and wrote:
“We know your character, sir. You are a man of integrity and honor.”
Check out the Twitter post below.
I Deeply Apologize. My Words Were WRONG. 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.
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLeeJoint) June 13, 2020