Dr. Dre’s assault victims respond to his public apology

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Music mogul and former NWA rapper Dr. Dre — who has recently come under fire again for old accusations of violence against women — issued a statement in which he apologized to “the women I’ve hurt.” Now, two of those women have responded to his apology. Hip-hop journalist Dee Barnes wrote an essay for Gawker, accepting the apology and arguing that “the fact that Dre stepped up and performed his social responsibility by finally taking accountability for his actions” mattered to her, not the fact whether he was motivated by PR or business concerns. His former fiancee, Miche’le, had a completely different reaction. She told BBC Radio 5, “I didn’t ask for a public apology and I think if he is going to apologize he should do it individually. To just group us like we are nothing and nobody — I just don’t think it’s sincere. Treat us like we have names. He’s selling a movie. I just think it’s good PR at the moment.”

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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