Dr. Dre Apologizes For Attacking Journalist Dee Barnes

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Dr. Dre is once again apologizing for attacking his highly publicized 1991 physical assault of television host Dee Barnes. According to police records and personal accounts, Dre ran into Fox TV’s Pump It Up! host Barnes at a record-release party in Los Angeles.Barnes statement reveals the rapper picked her up and “began slamming her face and the right side of her body repeatedly against a wall near the stairway” and later beat her as she tried to escape.In part two of The Defiant Ones,HBO’s docuseries on Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Dre opened up about the incident.“Any man that puts his hands on a female is a f—ing idiot. He’s out of his f—ing mind, and I was out of my f—ing mind at the time. I f—ed up, I paid for it, I’m sorry for it, and I apologize for it. I have this dark cloud that follows me, and it’s going to be attached to me forever. It’s a major blemish on who I am as a man.”


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