Ryan Adams is accused of psychologically violent behavior, harassment and other abuses by a number of women, including his ex-wife, Mandy Moore, as well as musicians Phoebe Bridges and Courtney Jay.
The allegations were published on Wednesday The New York Times,
Both Moore, who was married to Adams from 2009 to 2016, and his former fiancee, Megan Butterworth, recorded a record with timesAlso, Bridges and Jay, who previously collaborated with Adams. All four women, as well as two other musicians who asked not to be identified, told about Adam's "psychologically violent" behavior.
Moore accused Adams of over-controlling and hindering his professional career. "His controlling behavior essentially blocked my ability to create new relationships in the industry during a very key and potentially profitable time – all of my mid-to late 20s," Moore said.
Both Bridges and Jay thoroughly analyzed interactions with Adams, which began with intense flatteries and suggestions for collaboration. However, as their relationship progressed, Adams's behavior was "obsessive and emotionally abusive." Bridges said that when she broke up with Adams, she canceled her proposal to open her upcoming tour and threatened to refuse to release her music. Bridges also accuses Adam of having exhibited before a concert in 2017.
Another woman, identified only by Ava, said she and Adams had started online when she was just 14 years old. "said Ava times that Adams has repeatedly asked about his age and called on him to keep his conversations private. Several times their interactions became clear.
Adams's lawyer, Andrew Brettler, said in a statement: Adams clearly denies having participated in inappropriate online sexual communication with someone he knows is a minor ", and also denies" the extremely serious and strange accusations "detailed in timesReporting. Brettler calls some of the accusations "rattling by dissatisfied people."
Adams himself turned to the Twitter article, saying: "I am not a perfect man and I have made many mistakes. Everyone I have hurt, but unintentionally, I apologize deeply and unreservedly. But the picture he draws in this article is alarmingly inaccurate. Some of its details are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are frankly false. I would never have an inappropriate interaction with someone I was still a minor. Period. As a person who has always tried to spread joy through my music and my life, when I hear that some people believe I have caused them pain, it makes me very sad. I'm determined to work to be the best person I can be. And I wish all compassion, understanding and healing. "
Earlier today, Adams refused to post the article with a pair of published social media messages. In a post at Instagram he shared an image of the New York Times logo with the inscription, "Fuck you." And in one tweet, he writes: "Happy Valentine's Day @nytimes, I know you have lawyers, but do you have the truth on your side? No. And you've done friends, my people are not your friends.
Meanwhile, two comedians, Kate Quigley and Erica Rhodes, discussed their interactions with Adams during a recent episode of the Quigley podcast #DateFailsIn the episode, women never identify Adams by name; however, after Adams asked Quigley to withstand the episode, she identified Adams as the subject of the podcast. During their long conversation, Quigley and Rhodes described a similar behavior to what is described in detail in times is concerned about its renewed use of drugs. (Adams had 60 sober days since the end of December.)