British actor Jason Statham has apologised after being accused of an “anti-gay” rant.
According to The Sun, the 50-year-old actor launched into a vile diatribe in which he allegedly yelled, “you f***ing f**gots” repeatedly on a film set.
In a statement released by the Snatch actor, he said that someone had approached him claiming to have a tape of his expletives five years ago.
“I have never heard the recording and my multiple requests to hear the recording have been refused,” he said. “I have no recollection of making any of these offensive comments.
“However, let me be clear, the terms referenced are highly offensive. If I said these words, it was wrong and I deeply apologise.
“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.”
According to reports, the actor became furious when asked to reshoot a scene during filming for the movie Wild Card and yelled “Stop acting like a bunch of f***ing f**gots,” at the producers.
He was also believed to have said, “Stop being a f***ing f*g and be more assertive … I just hate that f***ing f**gity behaviour f***ing f**gity s**t … f***ing f*gs, I just hate that s**t.”
An associate producer on the film told The Sun that Jason had met with him and his lawyer last year to smooth things over, however Jason has denied these reports.
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