Months after Ryan Adams went on a hiatus amidst allegations of sexual misconduct and emotional abuse, he has returned to social media where he is speaking out about “believing women”.
E! Online reports that in February, seven women alleged that the 44-year-old had offered to help them with their musical careers, pursued them sexually and in some cases, retaliated when they rejected him. One of the women said she was 14 when she met Adams. Among the accusers is also his ex-wife Mandy Moore, who claimed he took charge of her music career, was psychologically abusive and always told her, “You’re not a real musician because you don’t play an instrument.”
Adams’ lawyer denied the claims made by the women, while the musician himself tweeted, “I am not a perfect man and I have made many mistakes. To anyone I have ever hurt, however, unintentionally, I apologise deeply and unreservedly. But the picture that is painted is upsettingly inaccurate.”
Following a social media hiatus, Adams surfaced this weekend on Instagram to post several images of himself on stage and in the studio, along with a lengthy message.
“I have a lot to say. I am going to. Soon,” he wrote, adding, “Because the truth matters. I know who I am. What I am. It’s time people know. Past time.”...