Spike Lee defends Woody Allen against discarded culture-diversity2 min read
Update: Spike Lee has apologized for comments to protect Woody Allen against the cancellation of Hollywood culture.
“I am deeply sorry. I was wrong. I will not and will not tolerate sexual harassment, abuse or violence. As he posted on Twitter on Saturday, the cause of the real harm in such treatment cannot be underestimated.
In an interview on New York City radio station WR’s talk show “In the Morning”, Lee shared his views on how Allen was treated with hosts Lane Berman and Michael Riddle.
“I mean Ody Allen is a great, great filmmaker and this discarded thing is not just Woody. And I think when we look back at it we’re going to see that – the brevity of killing someone – I don’t know if you can erase someone’s existence, “Lee said.
Lee added, “Woody is a friend of mine, an associate of Nick’s, so I know he’s going through it right now.”
Despite being asked more about Allen, the conversation turned to the New York Knicks, the NBA team, of which Lee was a longtime fan.
Allen spread the grace of many in Hollywood that he had sexually assaulted his adopted daughter, Dylan Farooq, at the age of years, after allegations were made. He has repeatedly denied the allegations and has not been charged with any crime since two police investigations in the 1990s.
Earlier this year, Allen’s memoir was published by Arcade Publishing and after protests by several other publishers. Amazon also canceled the movie deal with Allen, leaving them to settle a $ 68 million lawsuit. The studio dropped the film “A Rainy Day in New York” from its distribution, and some stars, including Timothy Chalatet, donated the money they made from the film to charity.