Singer Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct by several women, denies allegations

File photo of Ryan Adams. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 14, 2019, 07.38 AM (IST)

Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams has been accused of sexual misconduct according to a report published in the New York Times. Reportedly, seven women and more than a dozen associates “described a pattern of manipulative behaviour in which Adams dangled career opportunities while simultaneously pursuing female artists for sex,” and added, “in some cases, they said, he would turn domineering and vengeful, jerking away his offers of support when spurned, and subjecting women to emotional and verbal abuse, and harassment in texts and on social media.”

In the article, his ex-wife actress Mandy Moore said, “Music was a point of control for him.”

Responding to the allegations, Adam’s attorney, Andrew Brettler said, “ Mr Adams unequivocally denies that he ever engaged in inappropriate online sexual communications with someone he knew was underage.”

Brettler continued, “Adams has communications online with various fans and aspiring musicians,” he “does not recall having online communications with anyone related to anything outside of music,” adding that “if, in fact, this woman was underage, Mr Adams was unaware.”

Adams also responded on Twitter shortly after the article’s publication. “I am not a perfect man and I have made many mistakes. To anyone I have ever hurt, however unintentionally, I apologize deeply and unreservedly,” he wrote.

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“But the picture that this article paints is upsettingly inaccurate,” he went on. “Some of its details are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are outright false. I would never have inappropriate interactions with someone I thought was underage. Period.

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“As someone who has always tried to spread joy through my music and my life, hearing that some people believe I caused them pain saddens me greatly. I am resolved to work to be the best man I can be. And I wish everyone compassion, understanding and healing.”

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He also said in a tweet that has apparently been deleted, “Happy Valentines Day @nytimes. I know you got lawyers / But do you have the truth on your side. No. I do. And you have run out of friends. My folks are NOT your friends. Run your smear piece. But the legal [sic] eagles see you. Rats. I’m f—ing taking you down. Let’s learn I bait [sic].”