Spike Lee apologizes after defending Woody Allen

Spike Lee apologizes after defending Woody Allen

Film-maker Spike Lee has apologized after voicing support for “friend” Woody Allen, whose daughter has accused him of abusing her when she was seven.

Allen’s daughter Dylan has accused him of sexually abusing her in 1992. The film-maker was investigated but was not prosecuted. Allen has denied the claim and has not faced charges, but many in Hollywood have distanced themselves from him.

After voicing support for Woody Allen and criticizing cancel culture, Spike Lee apologized for words he said were “wrong”.

On Saturday, Lee tweeted an apology.

“My words were WRONG,” he wrote. “I do not and will not tolerate sexual harassment, assault or violence. Such treatment causes real damage that can’t be minimized.”