Of course Verstappen is lying. The framing of the question is wrong. It was his responsibility to overtake safely per the rules which he didn’t do. First he lied and said Grosjean ‘Brake checked him’, a lie. Then, at Canada’s press confab, he threw out a Red Herring about Massa and last years’ Canada crash where Perez moved over under braking to discount Massa’s take on Verstappen’s not receiving a penalty before one was handed out.
Sounds very much like a ‘Son of Privilege’ that does not want to take any responsibility for anything, let alone misjudging the overtake.