Ryan Adams has resurfaced online for the first time in five months after denying abuse allegations made against him at the beginning of the year.
In February, several women, including one who was underage at the time, came forward with claims of emotional and psychological abuse, inappropriate and manipulative behaviours, harassment, and more. The New York Times published an article with accounts from artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Adams’ ex-wife Mandy Moore, and others.
Ryan Adams was such a shitbag in how he spoke about Mandy Moore after they divorced so literally zero part of me is shocked to hear that he's a monster.
— Cher (@thecherness) February 13, 2019
Adams then denied the “extremely serious and outlandish accusations” through his lawyer, Andrew B. Brettler. Adams had also written a public apology, which eventually led to him referring to the article as “upsettingly inaccurate,” claiming that “some of its details are misrepresented; some are exaggerates; some are outright false. I would never have inappropriate interactions with someone I thought was underage. Period.”
A few weeks ago, Adams told his manager Ty Stiklorius “I’m not interested in this healing crap,” which prompted Stiklorius to quit. She then posted the full conversation on her Instagram story, which you can see below.
Ryan Adams says he is coming back after facing abuse allegations in February (https://t.co/s3bDvfQzpa)
…his return to social media comes a few weeks after his manager quit when he told her, “I’m not interested in this healing crap” pic.twitter.com/1LqquJoGzN
— Joe Coscarelli (@joecoscarelli) July 20, 2019
Now, Adams has returned to the online world for the first time since February. “I have a lot to say,” Adams wrote. “I am going to. Soon. Because the truth matters. I know who I am. What I am. It’s time people know.”
Check out Adams’ post in full below.
I have a lot to say. I am going to. Soon.
Because the truth matters.
I know who I am. What I am.
It's time people know.
All the beauty in a life cannot be reduced to rubble for lies.
My work was a map for the lost. Not a billboard.
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) July 20, 2019