Apple Finally Acknowledges Dr. Dre’s Abuse of Women
Since the release of the film “Straight Outta Compton,” rapper Dr. Dre has been under fire for decades-old allegations of misogyny and violence against women. Dre, who has served as an executive at Apple since it acquired Beats Electronics last year, has issued a public apology to The New York Times. “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,” Dre said. Apple lent Dre support in a statement, saying, “Dre has apologized for the mistakes he’s made in the past and he’s said that he’s not the same person that he was 25 years ago. We believe his sincerity and after working with him for a year and a half, we have every reason to believe that he has changed.”
I'd like to point out that we called out Dre and Apple for this last year: http://tidbits.com/article/14792
Just like Bill Cosby there will be no redemption without admission. Dr Dre needs to talk about what he did in detail to be redeemed. Saying he is sorry with excuses won't work!
Bill Cosby thought his statements were never to be made public, as they were made in a legal procedure. I'm not so sure just how much of what he said he considered redemptive and an admission of his sins.