Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams — who was accused of sexual misconduct and psychological abuse final 12 months by a number of girls, together with ex-wife Mandy Moore — apologized for his previous “dangerous conduct.”
In a letter revealed in The Day by day Mail Friday, the prolific musician expressed remorse for the way he “mistreated individuals all through my life and profession,” including that, after this “interval of isolation and reflection,” he’s now sober and in remedy.
“All I can say is that I’m sorry. It’s that straightforward,” Adams wrote. “That being mentioned, no quantity of development will ever take away the struggling I had brought on. I’ll by no means be off the hook and I’m absolutely accountable for my dangerous conduct, and can be for my actions transferring ahead.”
The New York Instances revealed an expose in February 2019 detailing Adams’ alleged sample of manipulative and abusive conduct involving younger feminine musicians. Seven girls, together with Moore and singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers, mentioned he dangled profession alternatives in entrance of them earlier than pursuing them for intercourse, solely to later retaliate towards them professionally.
Moore, who was married to Adams from 2009 to 2016, mentioned that “music was a degree of management” of their marriage.
Adams was additionally accused of initiating sexually express communications with an underage fan, which prompted the FBI to open an investigation into the alleged texts. There’s been no additional information concerning the investigation because it was first reported in 2019.
On the time, Adams apologized for “unintentionally” inflicting ache. However his lawyer denied that he “ever engaged in inappropriate on-line sexual communications with somebody he knew was underage.”
The Grammy-nominated singer didn’t handle the accusations particularly in his assertion. However Adams wrote that he’s “really realized the hurt that I’ve brought on” and vowed to “lastly begin to repair myself so I might be a greater buddy, a greater companion, and a greater man general.”
Adams acknowledged that many will contemplate his remarks the “identical empty bullshit apology that I’ve all the time used after I was known as out” however added that he’s since made vital modifications in his life, together with searching for skilled assist and prioritizing his sobriety.
“There is no such thing as a method to persuade folks that this time is actually completely different, however that is the albatross that I deserve to hold with me because of my actions,” he wrote.
Adams scrapped a number of albums and a European tour within the wake of the accusations. He hinted that he would possibly make a return to music in his assertion, saying that he’s written sufficient to “fill half a dozen albums” over the previous 12 months. Adams shared on Instagram on the day of his apology that he relaunched his web site.
He concluded his apology: “I hope that the individuals I’ve harm will heal. And I hope that they may discover a method to forgive me.”
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