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Jason Statham apologizes amid claims he used homophobic slur

By california scoop / Published on Thursday, 17 May 2018 11:37 AM / No Comments / 8 views
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Jason Statham has issued a preemptive apology ahead of an unreleased audio recording that allegedly features him spewing homophobic language.

The British action star, 50, took to Facebook Wednesday night to claim that he had never heard the recording, and did not recall making the comments, but was sorry nonetheless.

“Someone approached me claiming to have a tape of me using terms offensive to the LGBTQ community during a conversation I had with my producing partner, on a movie set five years ago. I have never heard the recording and my multiple requests to hear the recording have been refused. I have no recollection of making any of these offensive comments,” Statham wrote.

“However, let me be clear, the terms referenced are highly offensive. If I said these words, it was wrong and I deeply apologize. Anyone who knows me knows it doesn’t reflect how I feel about the LGBTQ community. While I cannot fix what was said in the past, I can learn from it and do better in the future.”

The audio was taped on the set of the 2015 film “Wild Card,” according to the Blast.

The site reports Statham got into an argument with his producing partner Steve Chasman, and allegedly repeated the phrase, “f–king f-gs” in a tirade that was captured on tape by R.J. Cipriani, a consultant on the film.

The “Crank” star was alerted to the audio’s existence last year.

His legal team told the Blast that, as the movie was filmed in Louisiana, it falls under the state’s Electronic Surveillance Act, which would make the recording of his private conversations illegal.

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