Ryan Adams Makes Public Apology Post #MeToo Allegations, Mandy Moore Responds

The singer was accused of sexual misconduct and psychologically abusive behaviour by several women, including ex-wife Mandy Moore.

In a shocking New York Times exposé in February last year, Singer-Songwriter Ryan Adams, was accused of dangling career opportunities in exchange for s** by seven women, including his ex-wife Mandy Moore and an underage singer. 

Moore, famous for her role in the NBC drama series ‘This Is Us’, called Adams ‘psychologically abusive’. After a six-year marriage, the couple divorced in 2016. The singer who had released her sixth LP before she married him made no new music throughout the course of their time together. “His controlling behaviour essentially did block my ability to make new connections in the industry during a very pivotal and potentially lucrative time — my entire mid-to-late 20s,” Said the ‘A Walk To Remember’ actress. 

The former band member of Whiskey town denied these allegations against him and called them ‘outlandish’. Through his lawyer, Ryan Adams denied having any sort of sexual relationship with a minor.

After being hit with sexual assault allegations, the singer’s career came to an abrupt stop. And now after a year out of the spotlight, in a letter published by Daily Mail, Ryan Adams, has issued a public apology for ‘mistreating’ people in his life. 

“There are no words to express how bad I feel about the ways I’ve mistreated people throughout my life and career. All I can say is that I’m sorry. It’s that simple. This period of isolation and reflection made me realize that I needed to make significant changes in my life.” Says the ‘Fabulous on’ as dubbed by Elton John. The record producer further apologised and clarified that he is now taking “professional help” to be sober and become a “better man”.

“I hope that the people I’ve hurt will heal. And I hope that they will find a way to forgive me” said the singer. In response his ex-wife who appeared on NBC’s Today programme, said “It’s challenging because I feel like in many ways I’ve said all I want to say about him and that situation, but I find it curious that someone would make a public apology but not do it privately,”

“I am speaking for myself, but I have not heard from him, and I’m not looking for an apology necessarily, but I do find it curious that someone would do an interview about it without actually making amends privately.” Said the actress-singer. 

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