Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams is apologizing for his “dangerous conduct” greater than a 12 months after a number of girls got here ahead with accusations that he pursued them sexually after which used their relationships to harass or emotionally abuse them.
In a press release revealed by the Every day Mail Friday, Adams stated he was sorry for “the methods I’ve mistreated individuals all through my life and profession” and that he has spent the previous 12 months reflecting on his actions and getting sober.
“That being stated, no quantity of progress will ever take away the struggling I had triggered,” Adams stated. “I’ll by no means be off the hook and I’m totally accountable for my dangerous conduct, and will likely be for my actions transferring ahead.”
In February 2019, the New York Occasions revealed accounts of seven girls, together with Mandy Moore — the singer and actor who was married to Adams for seven years — and musician Phoebe Bridgers who shared related tales about Adams’ guarantees, insistence on management, and retaliation.
On the time, Adams apologized, however stated that the Occasions story was inaccurate.
In his new assertion, Adams didn’t straight deal with the newspaper’s reporting, however stated that this apology wasn’t “like the identical empty bull***t apology that I’ve all the time used once I was referred to as out.”
“I’ve gotten previous the purpose the place I’d be apologizing only for the sake of being let off the hook and I do know full effectively that any apology from me in all probability will not be accepted by these I’ve damage,” he stated. “I hope that the individuals I’ve damage will heal. And I hope that they are going to discover a method to forgive me.”
Based on the Occasions, Adams exchanged on-line messages with a fan and bass participant recognized as Ava starting when she was 14. The Occasions, which reviewed the texts, stated that by the point she was 15 and 16 the messages included specific sexual content material and that Adams had requested her to maintain their relationship secret.
Bridgers, who wrote about her emotionally abusive relationship with Adams in her tune “Movement Illness,” informed the Occasions that quickly after Adams reached out to debate placing out a report of her music in 2014 when she was 20, they began a relationship. Inside weeks, Adams was discussing marriage and sending obsessive and emotionally abusive texts, the Occasions reported.
When she broke up with him, Adams delayed the discharge of her music and took again a suggestion for her to open for him on tour, she informed the Occasions. Three years later, she hesitantly accepted a brand new provide to open for him on a number of dates.
Moore, who married Adams in 2009, informed the Occasions that he successfully took over her profession and that she thought of Adams to be psychologically abusive. She stated that whereas they’d write songs collectively, Adams would not report them. He additionally would guide studio time together with her after which change her with different girls, Moore stated.
“In my effort to be a greater man, I’ve fought to get sober, however this time I am doing it with skilled assist,” Adams stated, including that he’s now prioritizing his sobriety and psychological well being. “I actually need to categorical that I’ve internalized the significance of self-care and self-work. I am actually attempting.”