A white YouTube executive who faced a social press release after calling the police on a black man outside his homes in California, made a Tuesday apology statement and tried to explain his actions.
In a nuviral video, Christopher Cukor can be seen calling the San Francisco police on a man who was later identified as 35-year-old Wesly Michel, who was waiting for his friend outside the building on July 4th. Cukor can be heard on the phone, telling officers about a "three-pass" while his young son asked him in the background to stop.
"I agree with him," said the boy. "Dad, I don't like this, let's go."
Cukor has since published a protracted affair statement about the incident, claiming that Michel entered the building without using his call box, which prompted Cukor's question about where he went.
"I want to be clear on this point, it's something I do regularly, no matter who the other person is," Cukor said. He went on to explain that Michael's friend, identified in the video as Cathy, apparently did not expect him, and the situation between Michel and Cukor "became confrontational."
In the video Michel, a former software engineer on Facebook according to his social media can be heard to tell Cukor, "Listen to your son", and warning about him: "You will be the next person on television."
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Cukor continued to claim he is too cautious because of a tragic event in his family.
"My father was murdered outside his home by a three-stepman he confronted alone," Cukor wrote. "For my child's safety, my security and the building, I felt it was necessary to get help in this situation. In addition, I have experienced violations in my building and we have been robbed several times. This is not uncommon in San Francisco and the bad actors are all different colors. "
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However, Cukor acknowledged what he said police police frequency Called black men who did not commit crimes and apologized for contributing to that tale.
"Unfortunately, there is a terrible pattern of people who call the authorities for color colors for no other reason than their race," he said. "The last thing I ever thought was echoing that story ̵
At the end of the video, Michael's friend met at the entrance to the building.
Cukor said in his speech that he thinks people are "good at heart," but can be hit by traumatic past.
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"It's our past experience and fear the cloud even our best intentions," he said. "I hope Wesly will read this and understand my story as I have tried to understand his."