Ryan Adams Breaks Silence After Sexual Misconduct Allegations: “Consider Ladies”

Ryan Adams Breaks Silence After Sexual Misconduct Allegations: “Believe Women”

After seven months of radio silence introduced on by allegations of sexual misconduct and an FBI investigation, Ryan Adams has made a puzzling return to social media. Amid snippets of an album that was beforehand placed on maintain by the general public scandal—allegations corroborated by ex-wife Mandy Moore and former collaborator Phoebe Bridgers—Adams claimed, in a prolonged be aware, that he has “loads to say. I’m going to. Quickly. As a result of the reality issues.” On the identical time, Adams instructed his followers to “Consider Ladies” and “Consider Fact.”

The prolonged submit appears to point that Adams needs to inform his aspect of the sexual misconduct scandal: “I do know who I’m. What I’m. It’s time folks know. Previous time,” he wrote. He went on to say, “My work was all the time meant to be a map for the misplaced. I’ve tried my finest to be open and accountable. Not a billboard. I imply, possibly for being flawed. I’ve all the time wished to assist. I’m attempting.”

Again in February, The New York Occasions printed an in-depth report on Adams’ alleged historical past of sexual misconduct and manipulation, sourced by greater than a dozen business figures and private connections—together with Bridgers, Moore, ex-fiancée Megan Butterworth and singer Courtney Jaye. Adams was additionally alleged to have communicated with a 14-year-old lady recognized as “Ava,” who claimed he uncovered himself to her throughout a Skype session and despatched express textual content messages over the course of a two-year music mentorship. FBI brokers from the Crimes In opposition to Kids Squad subsequently introduced plans to interview the lady. Adams initially tweeted that the allegations laid out inside the article had been “upsettingly inaccurate. A few of its particulars are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are outright false.”

It’s unclear precisely how Adams intends to handle the allegations, as nearly all of surrounding Instagram posts he has launched characteristic promotional snippets of his forthcoming album Huge Colours—a challenge placed on maintain from its April launch date in mild of the scandal. His new submit continued, “Consider Ladies. Consider Fact. However by no means hand over on being a part of options, and therapeutic. . . . Thanks in your kindness, your help and for this time I wanted to resolve how I could possibly be part of a greater tomorrow for everyone.”

It additionally mentioned, “I need to be part of that therapeutic. To go play have some nice reveals and put out these badass information.”

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