David Cross took to Twitter on Monday to again apologize to actress Charlyne Yi.
The 53-year-old actor recently was accused via Twitter by Yi, 31, of making racist remarks toward her about a decade ago.
‘Charlyne I’m sorry that I hurt you and that this whole played out as it did. I look forward to communicating whenever you see fit,’ Cross tweeted.
Public apology: David Cross took to Twitter on Monday to again apologize to actress Charlyne Yi after she accused him of making racist remarks toward her a decade ago
He issued the public apology after Yi took to Twitter on Sunday to disavow anyone using their online spat to target Cross and his wife Amber Tamblyn, 34.
‘I don’t support anyone who has taken this tango between @davidcrosss & I to use it as an opportunity to threaten or spread hate onto him & @ambertamblyn. It doesn’t help matters whatsoever. We have a lot of growing to do, us weird human beings with our all our pain,’ Yi tweeted.
She added: ‘We’re all just afraid, fragile creatures trying to learn how to build bridges to find peace with one another.
‘When both David & my walls fall down, hopefully we can have a heart to heart, & laugh & cry. Communication from the heart is the only way. Peace,’ for her nearly 31,000 followers.
Reaching out: The 53-year-old actor, shown in January 2016 in New York City, tweeted that he was sorry for hurting Yi and looked forward to communicating with her
Yi during a Twitter spree on October 15 posted about her first encounter with Cross.
‘I think about the first time I met David Cross ten years ago & he made fun of my pants (that were tattered because I was poor). Dumbfounded I stared at him speechless and he said to me ‘what’s a matter? You don’t speak English?? Ching-chong-ching-chong’,’ Yi tweeted.
The Steven Universe voice actress followed that up with a tweet reading: ‘Then after he saw I was offended he asked me if I was going to fight with him karate in a southern accent. Then a few years later he was re-introduced to me after my comedy show with his girlfriend at the time & he said ‘Hi nice to meet you’.’
First apology: The Arrested Development star also took to Twitter last week to apologize to Yi
Yi minutes later tweeted that she knew Cross wasn’t joking at the time.
‘I will say this: – I can tell the difference between this man making a joke vs condescending me.
‘This happened 10 years ago and I sure as hell hope he’s changed (or at the very least, he’s scared enough to not be his racist self).’
Yi added that the incident left her near tears.
Husband and wife: Cross is shown in May with his wife Amber Tamblyn
‘HOWEVER it is very uncool that a 40+ man was being racist towards me, being a young 20 year old woman who was clearly on the verge of tears from his first racist comment,’ she posted.
A Twitter user later asked Cross if he would like to respond to Yi’s allegation.
‘Very much. I have reached out to her to clear this up. I’ve reached out to others who were there when we met as well to get verification,’ he tweeted.
The Arrested Development star later posted a note ‘to any and all’ on the matter on Twitter.
Traumatic incident: Yi, shown in July in San Diego, tweeted on October 15 about her first meeting with Cross that left her on the verge of tears
This accusation from Charlyne took me by surprised (sic) and was deeply upsetting. I would never intentionally hurt someone like that,’ Cross tweeted to his roughly 116,000 followers.
‘I do not remember doing this when I met her. I do remember meeting her though. She was the then girlfriend of a good friend of mine and we were about to start working on a movie together.
‘I am NOT accusing Charlene (sic) of lying and I’m truly sorry if I hurt her, it was never my intention to do that,’ he added.
Pejorative term: The actress tweeted that Cross used the pejorative term ‘ching chong’ to mock her
Cross said he doesn’t recall their meeting the same way Yi does and claimed he reached out to her in an effort to resolve the discrepancy.
‘Anyway, I can’t believe I have to write this but I am not a racist nor a bully and loathe them in real life. #Rashomon,’ Cross wrote at the end of his note.
Rashomon was a reference to the 1950 Japanese film by Akira Kurosawa that offered contradictory viewpoints of the same story.
Cross has been married since October 2012 to Tamblyn and they welcomed daughter Marlow Alice Cross in February.
High road: Yi, shown in June in Los Angeles, disavowed anyone targeting Cross and his wife Tamblyn as a result of their ‘tango’ in a tweet on Sunday