Joe Budden DEADS Accusations + Apologizes To Olivia Dope!
Budden is upfront and honest about getting therapy and after a turbulent week, Joe has had some time to reflect and get his thoughts in order.
The Podcast king who owns The Joe Budden Network is making amends with all of his employees that he has offended, hurt, FIRED, or made uncomfortable. Read on to read Joe Budden Apology...
CelebnMusic247.com has previously reported that Joe Budden dropped a new episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, with an apology to his former co-hosts.
In addition to his apology to Rory and Mal, Joe Budden is now putting an end to Olivia Dope’s accusations that he sexually harassed her.
First and Foremost, we watched the whole episode and Joe asked is this a free zone to speak freely? All three ladies said it was, and once Joe got raw with it, Olivia acted like she was cool, but 4 months later decides to claim she was sexually harassed. There was none of that on the podcast, she twisted and took his words out of context.
But Joe has taken it upon himself to apologize to DJ Olivia Dope, whose real name is Tamika Haywood. He is responding to the 25-minute clip she posted to her Instagram page.
She stated the “Pump It Up” rapper “continuously made sexual, suggestive remarks to me that made me extremely uncomfortable as well as fearful of dampening the mood if I didn’t laugh along while he made those sexual remarks to me.”
Joe Budden issued a statement, taking full accountability for the incident with an apology:
The 40-yer-old-rapper started by saying:
As a podcaster, it is my job to address topics and create dialogue around them. During the conversation on the ‘See, The Thing Is’ podcast I didn’t handle the topics with the sensitivity they deserved. I recognize my words and power in that situation created an upsetting environment for Olivia. Upon reflection, both the network and I take accountability for this.
I apologize sincerely to Olivia, her former co-hosts, our staff, and the public. In an effort to not further any trauma, the episode will be removed from all platforms. We support all women’s rights to feel comfortable and protected in the workplace. We fell short of that in this instance. We support Olivia in her quest to heal, applaud her for finding the strength to share her experience, and wish her the best in all her future endeavors. I am taking the time to listen and learn; we have already begun to make the necessary changes to ensure this is a safe environment for all moving forward. We at the network endeavor to continue to elevate Black women’s voices and create opportunities to have constructive conversations to impact change.
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