Earlier this week, the filmmaker, Spike Lee, came to bat for his friend in the movie-making business, Woody Allen. Allen has been accused of molesting his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, over twenty years ago and Spike Lee defended him in a new interview with 710 WOR’s In The Morning program.
As it was previously reported, Lee dished on Allen’s purported fall from the entertainment business when he spoke with Len Berman and Michael Riedel. Spike Lee addressed the Dylan Farrow controversy, stating that he knew Woody and he was a good friend of his.
Lee says that the whole thing just isn’t him, and the cancel culture phenomenon in the entertainment world is a mistake. Lee went on to say that people can’t just erase an individual from the world’s history if they so choose.
Lee was on the radio program to speak about his new film on Netflix, Da 5 Bloods. Not long after, however, Lee had to come out and apologize, which he did on his Twitter account. It’s not clear why Lee rescinded his comments, but fans believe a higher-up must’ve told him to keep quiet due to his career in the movie-making business.
You can check out what Spike had to say in the tweet 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
Lee said that his “words were wrong,” and he apologizes for what he said on Friday. According to the filmmaker, he undeniably supports the victims of abuse and is sorry for standing up for Woody Allen.
As it was previously reported, Allen has been accused of molesting their adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, whom he had with Mia Farrow, in 1992. Over the years, the allegations have come up repeatedly in the entertainment media.
Dylan Farrow once again discussed them in the advent of the #MeToo movement, in which many other men in the industry were being accused of sexual assault and abuse. Allen was later exonerated, with the court citing a lack of evidence, following two different police investigations.
Sources claim the accusations led him to become a pariah, but Allen, on the other hand, says it hasn’t affected his career because he doesn’t work in Hollywood.