Mandy Moore’s Ex-husband Ryan Adams Issues Apology Following Abuse And Misconduct Allegations – Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams has issued a public apology over a year after he was accused of harassment and emotional abuse by multiple women.
Mandy Moore’s Ex-husband Ryan Adams Issues Apology Following Abuse And Misconduct Allegations:
The seven-time Grammy nominee Ryan Adams was the subject of scrutiny in February 2019 when seven women, including his ex-wife, Mandy Moore, accused him of sexual harassment and psychological abusive behavior.
At the time, Ryan Adams denied the allegations. However, after reflecting for a year and getting sober, the 45-year-old singer penned a lengthy essay to The Daily Mail in which he accepted he had mistreated people throughout his life and career, and that he would “never be off the hook” because of his harmful behavior.
“There are no words to express how bad I feel about the ways I’ve mistreated people through my life and career,” the musician said in open letter.
“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.”
Ryan Adams explained that he understands that his apology will likely not be accepted by the people he hurt, nor will it let him “off the hook.”
“I’ve gotten past the point where I would be apologizing just for the sake of being let off the hook and I know full well that any apology from me probably won’t be accepted by those I’ve hurt. I get that and I also understand that there’s no going back.”
Adams accepted that a lot of people would see his words as “the same empty bull***t apology that I’ve always used when I was called out”; however he insisted this time was different.
“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.”
“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.”
Adams continued: “Realizing the consequences of my actions, I took a hard look inwards and sought to find the truth behind them. What pain was I carrying myself that was so poorly and wrongly being projected onto others? I made a promise to myself that no matter what it took, I would get to the root of these issues and finally start to fix myself so I could be a better friend, a better partner, and a better man overall.”
Ryan Adams again noted that there’s no apology he can give that will undo any of “the suffering I had caused.” However, he explained that he plans to move forward in life “fully accountable.”
Mandy Moore’s ex-husband also revealed that seeking professional help to get sober gave him some much-needed perspective on the issue.
“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 wrote. “But I will not bore anyone with stories of my demons or use them to excuse what I’ve done. I really want to express that I’ve internalized the importance of self-care and self-work. I’m really trying.”
Ryan Adams concluded his apology statement by noting that he plans to heal through music, alleging that he has written “enough music to fill half a dozen albums” while working through both his sobriety and his past actions.
“I hope that the people I’ve hurt will heal,” he finished. “And I hope that they will find a way to forgive me.”
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Mandy Moore — who was married to Adams from 2009 to 2016 — told The New York Times alleging that Adams took control of her music career after they met and discouraged her from working with other people during their seven-year marriage. She said they would write songs together, only to have other female artists actually record them.
“He would always tell me, ‘You’re not a real musician, because you don’t play an instrument,'” Moore said. “His controlling behavior 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.”
A number of women also claimed Ryan Adams offered to advance their music careers in return for sex; The FBI confirmed the following day he was being investigated for sexually explicit communications with an underage fan.
After the article was published in 2019, Ryan Adams tweeted he’s not “perfect” and apologized to those he’s hurt “deeply and unreservedly.” He said the article paints an “upsettingly inaccurate” picture and that details are “misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are outright false.”
The “This is Us” star Mandy Moore appeared on TODAY Monday morning and was asked whether she believes her ex-husband, Ryan Adams has “changed” after his public apology.
“You know, it’s challenging because I feel like in many ways, I’ve said all I want to say about him and that situation,” Mandy Moore said, “but I find it curious 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.”