After much criticism that the film “Straight Outta Compton” doesn’t address rap group N.W.A’s misogyny and treatment of women, rapper/producer Dr. Dre released a statement to the New York Times apologizing to the women he beat years ago. Although he didn’t mention anyone in particular, he stated, “Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I’ve been married 19 years and every day I’m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing all I can so that I never resemble that man again.” He added: “I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that that it has forever impacted all of our lives.” Apple, where the rapper/producer works as a top executive, released a statement supporting Dre. In 1991, it was reported that hip hop journalist Dee Barnes was assaulted by the rapper in a nightclub. She wrote a piece for Gawker titled “What’s Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other  Women Dr. Dre Beat Up” that has been viewed over 1.7 million times. Although a scene depicting the incident was filmed, it was removed.