Dr. Dre has issued a statement to the New York Times apologizing to “the women I’ve hurt” without acknowledging the reason for the apology.
The 50-year-old music mogul said he “deeply regret[s] what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.”
Dre pleaded no contest to criminal battery charges following allegations he violently attacked journalist Dee Barnes in 1991. Barnes published a story online this week about the assault. Other women, including Dre’s former girlfriend Michel’le, have also claimed he was violent toward them.
Attention on the decades-old charges resurfaced after last week’s release of the hit biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” which omits mention of the Barnes incident or any allegations of violence against Dre. The film, which tells the origin story of the rap group N.W.A, topped the box office during its opening week and is expected to be No. 1 again this weekend.
Divorcing: Actress Megan Fox has filed for divorce from actor Brian Austin Green after five years of marriage. The “Transformers” star cited irreconcilable differences for the breakup. The pair has two sons together, and the 29-year-old actress is seeking joint custody. Fox and Green began dating in 2004 and married in 2010. Her filing indicates they do not have a prenuptial agreement.