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Spike Lee Apologizes For His Comments Defending Woody Allen

Spike Lee Apologizes For His Comments Defending Woody Allen

Spike Lee is backtracking on his public support for Woody Allen.

The 63-year-old Oscar winning director has apologized after first supporting Woody and denouncing “cancel culture”.

“I’d just like to say Woody Allen is a great, great filmmaker, and this cancel thing is not just Woody,” Spike first said in a radio interview last week. “When we look back on it, we are going to see that you can’t just erase someone like they never existed. He’s a friend of mine and I know he’s going through it right now.”

After fans shared their disappointment about his words, Spike addressed them, apologizing.

“I Deeply Apologize. My Words Were WRONG. I Do Not And Will Not Tolerate Sexual Harassment, Assault Or Violence,” he wrote on Twitter. “Such Treatment Causes Real Damage That Can’t Be Minimized.-Truly, Spike Lee.”

Woody‘s estranged daughter, Dylan Farrow, retweeted Spike‘s apology and thanked him for it.

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