Per­son­al­i­ties

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - WEATHER DESK -

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

In an in­ter­view Fri­day on the New York ra­dio sta­tion WOR 710, Lee called Allen “a great, great film­maker.”

“This can­cel thing is not just Woody. And I think that when we look back on it, [we’re] gonna see that, short of killing some­body, I don’t if you can just erase some­body like they never ex­isted. Woody’s a friend of mine,” Lee said. “I know he’s go­ing through it right now.”

The fol­low­ing day, 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.”

Allen has been ac­cused of mo­lest­ing his daugh­ter

Dy­lan Far­row when she was 7 years old in the early 1990s. Allen has long de­nied the al­le­ga­tion. Ear­lier this year, he re­leased a mem­oir through Ar­cade Pub­lish­ing af­ter his orig­i­nal pub­lisher, Ha­chette Book Group, dropped the book amid wide­spread crit­i­cism.

Lee’s lat­est film, the Viet­nam War drama “Da 5 Bloods,” de­buted Fri­day on Netflix.

The 27-year-old daugh­ter of coun­try singer Hank

Wil­liams Jr. was killed in a high­way ac­ci­dent in Tennessee, po­lice said.

Kather­ine Wil­liams-Dun­ning of Springvill­e was the driver of an SUV that was tow­ing a boat when it crossed the me­dian and rolled over Satur­day night on U.S. Route 79 north­east of Paris, said Tennessee High­way Pa­trol spokesman Lt. Brad Wil­banks. Her hus­band, Tyler J. Dun­ning, 29, was a pas­sen­ger in the ve­hi­cle. He was air­lifted to a Nashville hos­pi­tal, news out­lets re­ported. His con­di­tion was not im­me­di­ately re­leased.

In a Face­book post, Wil­liams-Dun­ning’s brother

Sam Wil­liams asked for prayers for his sis­ter and

brother-in-law.

Wil­banks said the ac­ci­dent re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Paris is about 110 miles west of Nashville.

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