The internet is awesome.
Quote is from a Playboy interview
, that has been buried:
LENNON: It is a diary form of writing. All that "I used to be cruel to my woman, I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved" was me. I used to be cruel to my woman, and physically -- any woman. I was a hitter. I couldn't express myself and I hit. I fought men and I hit women. That is why I am always on about peace, you see. It is the most violent people who go for love and peace. Everything's the opposite. But I sincerely believe in love and peace. I am not violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence. I will have to be a lot older before I can face in public how I treated women as a youngster.
Ok, with that ... that fucking sucks, but his admission and change is something I buy. And can understand. But I'm disappointed as hell.
Cody never apologized for the incident I have a big issue with, and by all accounts has not changed as a person since then. So I view the two differently.