Quincy Jones' daughters staged a family intervention after his recent interviews: 'I am an imperfect human'

Quincy Jones is offering a heartfelt mea culpa at the urging of his six daughters, who together staged an intervention after their dad's recent bombshell interviews.

"When you've been fortunate enough to have lived such a long and crazy life (and you've recently stopped drinking -- three years ago!) certain details about specific events ... come flooding back all at once," Jones wrote in a reflective apology. "I have already reached out to my friends privately, but when you live a public life, you have a responsibility to be an example, and since I do lead a public life, I wanted to make a public apology."

The 85-year-old actor made headlines in recent weeks after making statements that rocked Hollywood, most notably that years ago, late actor Marlon Brando slept with men including Richard Pryor and Marvin Gaye. Several family members have said the claims are false, while others, including Pryor's widow, seemingly confirmed them as true.

"A couple weekends ago, my six daughters (who I'm beyond proud of) took me a side to do a surprise 'family intervention ... and I have LEARNED MY LESSON!" Jones said. "Let me tell you, I'm so grateful for my daughters because they aren't scared to stand up to their daddy. I am an imperfect human and I'm not afraid to say it."

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 03: Record Producer Quincy Jones attends the 40th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center on December 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 29: Quincy Jones attends the Smithsonian Magazine's 2017 American Ingenuity Awards at the National Portrait Gallery on November 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Record Producer Quincy Jones is honored at In A Perfect World Foundation honors Quincy Jones at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on November 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Record Producer Quincy Jones is honored at In A Perfect World Foundation honors Quincy Jones at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on November 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: (L-R) Smokey Robinson and Quincy Jones attend In A Perfect World Foundation Honors Quincy Jones at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on November 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Producer Quincy Jones attends Spotify's inaugural Secret Genius Awards at Vibiana Cathedral on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Quincy Jones speaks onstage at Spotify's Inaugural Secret Genius Awards hosted by Lizzo at Vibiana on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Spotify)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 19: Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger (L) and composer Quincy Jones attend Julien's Auctions and Tommy Hilfiger VIP reception on October 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Quincy Jones and Rashida Jones attend the 2017 Los Angeles Dance Project Gala on October 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for L.A. Dance Project)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Producer Quincy Jones presents award at 2017 GRAMMY Museum Gala Honoring David Foster at The Novo by Microsoft on September 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage for The Recording Academy )
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 27: Producer Quincy Jones speaks during the invite-only Quincy Jones Studio Experience inside the Palms Studio during JBL Fest, a three-day music experience, on July 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for JBL)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 05: Quincy Jones attends the 24th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - MAY 11: Musician Quincy Jones speaks on stage at the Upstream Music Fest + Summit at WaMu Theater in Pioneer Square on May 11, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images,)
Quincy Jones attends the reception in his honor at the Residence de France in Beverly Hills, on April 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / CHRIS DELMAS (Photo credit should read CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 09: (L-R) Executive Director & Vice Chairman of the Jazz Foundation of America Wendy Oxenhorn and record producer Quincy Jones attend an evening with Quincy Jones and The Jazz Foundation of America at Vibrato on April 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 09: Record producer Quincy Jones attends an evening with Quincy Jones and The Jazz Foundation of America at Vibrato on April 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 06: Producer Quincy Jones attends the premiere of 'Sandy Wexler' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on April 6, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 06: (L-R) Producer Walter Mirisch, director Norman Jewison, actor Sidney Poitier, actor Lee Grant and producer Quincy Jones attend the 50th anniversary screening of 'In the Heat of the Night' during the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival on April 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Handout/Getty Images)
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He continued with an apology to "anyone whom my words offended, and I'm especially sorry to my friends who are still here with me and to those who aren't." He also thanked his family and friends for "calling me out when I've clearly made a mistake. Many mistakes."

While Jones noted it's sometimes "difficult to receive criticism or discipline (especially publicly) I want you to know I hear you ... Love, an 85 year old bow-legged man who is still learning from his mistakes."

Read Jones' full statement below:

 

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