Ryan Adams apologizes for allegations of abuse


Ryan Adams has apologized for allegations of emotional and sexual abuse that were made against him last year.In February 2019, the singer-songwriter denied the allegations of several women – including one who was a minor at the time – of emotional and psychological abuse, harassment, inappropriate and manipulative behavior.

These allegations first appeared in Le New York Times, in which Adams’ ex-wife Mandy Moore, Phoebe Bridgers and others offered accounts of their experiences with the artist. Bridgers later released a statement calling Adams’ “network” of “friends, groups and people he worked with” to account.

Now in a letter written to Daily mail, Adams apologized for the way he “mistreated people” and claims that he is now seeking professional help following the allegations after a period of “isolation”.

“All I can say is that I’m sorry. It’s that simple, ”said Adams. “This period of isolation and reflection made me realize that I had to make significant changes in my life.

“I have passed the point where I would apologize just for being released and I know very well that all of my apologies will probably not be accepted by those I have injured.” I understand that and I also understand that there is no turning back.

“For many people, it will sound like the same empty bull excuses I always used when I was called, and all I can say is that this time is different. Having truly realized the harm I caused, it destroyed me and I am still in shock from the devastating effects that my actions have unleashed. ”

He continued: “There is no way to convince people that this time is really different, but it is the albatross that I deserve to have with me as a result of my actions. “

Ryan Adams – Crédit: Getty

The letter continued: “Realizing the consequences of my actions, I looked hard inward and sought to find the truth behind them. What pain did I have that was so badly and so badly projected onto others?

“I made a promise to myself that no matter what it would take, I would get to the root of these problems and finally start solving myself so that I could be a better friend, a better partner and a better man overall . That being said, no growth will ever remove the suffering I had caused. I will never be off the hook and I am fully responsible for my harmful behavior, and I will be responsible for my actions in the future.

“In my efforts to become a better man, I have fought to become sober, but this time I do so with the help of a professional. Sobriety is a priority in my life, as is my mental health. These, as I learn, go hand in hand.

“But I will not bore anyone with stories of my demons and I will not use them to excuse what I have done … I hope the people I have hurt will heal.” And I hope they find a way to forgive me. ”

Towards the end of the letter, Adams stated that he had used the seclusion period to write enough music to “fill half a dozen albums.”

He continued, “Some of these songs are angry, many are sad, but most relate to the lessons I have learned in recent years. These are the expression of my deepest remorse. ”

At the time of his initial rebuttal, the singer-songwriter released a statement through his lawyer that said, “Mr. Adams unequivocally denies that he ever had inappropriate online sexual communication with someone he knew was a minor. ”

After the NYT report was published, Adams went on Twitter and apologized “deeply and wholeheartedly” to anyone who had “never hurt, even unintentionally”, but called the article “overwhelming and inaccurate”.

Last month (June 17), Bridgers discussed his experience denouncing the allegations of sexual misconduct against Adams, arguing that “there was a conversation about the privilege to be had” so that others could also be heard. their voice.

“Once everyone knew it was great,” said Bridgers NME. “Shit was before”. She then revealed that a former Adams representative had told her that the talk had been canned, only for New York Times journalist to reassure her that the revelations will come to light.

“When a team of incredible fact-finders and journalists who are not afraid of actual lawsuits are on your side … I feel very fortunate to have met so many people who were ready to go and fight”, a- she continued. “There is a great conversation about the privilege to be had. I, a young white woman, was able to meet other young white women who had contact with journalists. So many people don’t have one. ”

Adams has made his first public appearance since the allegations appeared in January.


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