Memorize these phrases: I was misquoted. That was taken out of context. This whole thing has been blown out of proportion.
As a last resort, accept full responsibility for your actions. Announce that you will seek anger-management counseling. Address the press at a battered-tenant outreach center. Pose for a grip-and-grin, grandly delivering to a homeless man the kind of oversized novelty check ordinarily reserved for tennis champions.
Purchase a full-page ad in USA Today. Ask for your father's forgiveness. Implore him to come-back. Offer one month's free rent.