Since the release of Straight Outta Compton, past allegations of abuse towards women by Dr. Dre have been put in the spotlight. The legendary producer has finally released a statement on the matter through the New York Times. Dre says there is no excuse for what he did back then, and that as a married man for 19 years, he’s working towards becoming a better person every day. Apple also released a statement on the matter, saying that they believe Dr. Dre is a changed man and is sincere in his apology.

These troubling allegations, notably from Dee Barnes, against Dre came back to light after the release of Straight Outta Compton, when none of the situations were portrayed in the film. Barnes, who was the former host of the hip-hop TV program, Pump It Up!, addressed the film earlier this week, and spoke about how she’s tried to move on from the 1991 incident when Dre assaulted her at a release party. Apparently, the assault was originally included in an early script of the film, but was cut out during production.

Read both statements below:

Dr. Dre –

“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 for 19 years and every day I’m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again. I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.”

Apple –

“Dre has apologized for the mistakes he’s made in the past and he’s said that he’s not the same person that he was 25 years ago. We believe his sincerity and after working with him for a year and a half, we have every reason to believe that he has changed.”