By Richard Eldredge, Sonia Murray
Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 06:43 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta radio stations and New York Posts Page Six column have been agog over a lengthy piece of video initially posted on YouTube.com and then yanked from the Web site this week. It features Atlanta record and film producer Dallas Austin talking smack about sleeping with Christina Aguilera and the pop stars seeming obsession with him. Austin also alleges that Aguilera and Brit soul siren Joss Stone sleep with producers in exchange for music.
On Tuesday, the Atlanta producer issued the following statement to the AJC: Every action generates an equal and opposite reaction. My statement about Christina Aguilera and Joss Stone was a reaction to an incident I care not to discuss in any forum, and while I may have felt justified, I do owe an apology to Christina, Joss and their families. The comments I made about Christina Aguilera and Joss Stone were purely an act of retaliation not of malice or cruel intent. As we all have our boiling points, I sincerely apologize as this is not my character nor should I have let anyones actions push me to this limit. I have let my family, friends, employees and business associates down with my actions. All content and any malicious statements that were in my control have been removed from outlets that may have posted this. Please accept this as my formal statement and apology to all parties involved.
Aguileras rep Cindy Guagenti, meanwhile, told us:
Shes not commenting on such ridiculous statements, and we are consulting a lawyer to explore her options.
Representatives from Stones label did not respond by press time
Dont mess with my gurl Christina ... I hope she sues the living daylights out of that crackhead!