Michel’le & Dee Barnes Respond To Dr. Dre’s Apology
Following controversy over past abuse claims, Dr. Dre recently offered a public apology to the "women I've hurt."
A pair of women have come forward with a response -- singer Michel'le and Dee Barnes.
Michel'le, who dated Dr. Dre for several years and had a son together, she says apology was not sincere.
"I don't really think it's a sincere apology," she said during an interview on BBC Radio. "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 its good PR at the moment."
Journalist Dee Barnes, who was also assaulted by Dre in the past, penned a story for Gawker this week, who applauding his apology, but also brought up the questions people have asked.
"I understand people"s apprehension," Barnes wrote. "The stakes are high now and money talks, loud. Is this is a PR move by Universal, which released Straight Outta Compton? After all, the film just crossed the $100 million mark its second weekend in theaters. Is it damage control by Apple, which can no longer ignore that if you take the 'Beats by Dre' logo and remove the 'S,' you get a double entendre describing several woman he just apologized to? Is Dre himself really remorseful or just saving face? To me, the answers to these questions matter less than the fact that Dre stepped up and performed his social responsibility by finally taking accountability for his actions. Who cares why he apologized? The point is that he did."