Zulu Nation has extended a sincere apology to the male molestation victims of disgraced leader Afrika Bambaataa.
Bambaataa, one of hip hop's pioneers, stands accused of molesting hundreds of young men who looked up to him as a mentor.
Bambaataa, whose real name is Kevin Donovan, 59, denied the claims, saying he wanted “to personally deny any and all allegations of any type of sexual molestation of anyone.”
The hip hip organization initially defended Bambaataa, calling one of his victims, Ronald Savage, a liar who was “mentally challenged."
Savage said he was only 15 years old when Bambaataa molested him.
“I want him to know how much he damaged me growing up,” cried Savage, 50. “I was just a child,” he told the Daily News exclusively. “Why did he take my innocence away? Why did he do this to me?”
The Zulu Nation has since ceased their support of Bambaataa as more and more men come forward alleging abuse.
In a statement released to the NY Daily News, the Zulu Nation said:
"We extend our deepest and most sincere apologies to the many people who have been hurt by the actions of Afrika Bambaataa and the subsequent poor response of our organization to allegations leveled against him."
"To the survivors of apparent sexual molestation by Bambaataa, both those who have come forward and others who have not, we are sorry for what you endured and extend our thanks to those who have spoken out for your bravery in bringing to light that which most of us were sadly unaware of, and others chose not to disclose."