- Ryan Adams is apologizing to several women—including ex-wife Mandy Moore—after abuse allegations.
- Ryan says that he’s sober and trying to “be a better man.”
Singer Ryan Adams is breaking his silence after receiving multiple abuse allegations from several women, including ex-wife Mandy Moore. In an open letter to the Daily Mail, he apologized for his actions and revealed that he’s newly sober.
“There are no words to express how bad I feel about the ways I’ve mistreated people throughout my life and career,” he wrote. “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.”
In a 2019 New York Times report, several women revealed that Ryan used professional opportunities as a way to manipulate them into having sex with him. Mandy, who was married to him for seven years, explained that he was psychologically abusive during their marriage. “Music was a point of control for him,” she said.
Ryan previously denied the claims in the article. He called them “upsettingly inaccurate” adding that, “Some of its details are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are outright false.” But now, he’s telling a different story. “Having truly realized the harm that I’ve caused, it wrecked me, and I’m still reeling from the ripples of devastating effects that my actions triggered,” he continued in the letter. “There is no way to convince people that this time is truly different, but this is the albatross that I deserve to carry with me as a result of my actions.”
He added, “In my effort to be a better man, I have fought to get sober, but this time I’m doing it with professional help. Sobriety is a priority in my life, and so is my mental health. These, as I’m learning, go hand in hand.”
He concluded the letter, writing, “I hope that the people I’ve hurt will heal. And I hope that they will find a way to forgive me.”
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