Who is Ryan Adams and what has the singer-songwriter once married to Mandy Moore said on Twitter about the harassment allegations?

MANDY Moore recently made headlines after she made confessions about her abusive relationship with Ryan Adams.

Here’s everything you need to about Ryan, his marriage with Mandy and the allegations against him.

Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams is an American musician that has released countless albums over the years
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Who is Ryan Adams?

David Ryan Adams is an American singer-songwriter that has released sixteen albums to date.

The 44-year-old was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina on November 5, 1974.

His interest in music began at the age of 14 when he learned how to play the electric guitar his mother and stepfather bought him.

Soon, he was joining local bands like The Patty Duke Syndrome and Blank Label and building his career in the industry.

He spent quite some time with the rock and alternative country band Whiskeytown before deciding to pursue a solo career.

Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore
Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore were married for almost six years
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When was he married to Mandy Moore?

Ryan and Mandy began dating back in 2008 and got engages in February 2009.

They tied the knot in Savannah, Georgia in about a month, on March 10, 2009, to be exact.

However, their marriage didn’t last as on January 23, 2015, the two celebs released a joint statement.

It said: “Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams have mutually decided to end their marriage of almost six years. It is a respectful, amicable parting of ways and both Mandy and Ryan are for media to respect their privacy at this time.”

By June 2016, their divorce had finalised and they weren’t seen together again.

Mandy Moore
Mandy has joined the women who are alleging that Ryan is manipulative and controlling
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What were Mandy Moore’s harassment allegations against him?

A New York Times story released on February 13, 2019, revealed that Mandy Moore was among the seven women accusing Ryan of being controlling, manipulative and obsessive.

Several women have said that the musician has offered to jumpstart their music careers and then sexually pursued them, which Ryan denies.

Mandy shared that from 2010 on, Ryan had taken control of her music career and discouraged her from working with other producers and managers.

She explained that they would write songs together but Ryan would “replace her with other female artists” when the time to record the songs arrived.

The actress added that he was psychologically abusive through belittling her musical talent.

She shared: “His controlling behaviour essentially did block my ability to make new connections in the industry during a very pivotal and potentially lucrative time – my entire mid-to-late 20s.”

“What you experience with him – the treatment, the destructive, manic sort of back and forth behaviour – feels so exclusive. You feel like there’s no way other people have been treated like this.”, Mandy added.

What did Ryan say about the allegations?

After the story was published, Ryan went on Twitter to respond to the allegations.

He said: “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.”

He also shared: “But the picture that this article paints is upsettingly inaccurate. Some of its details are misinterpreted; some are exaggerated; some are outright false. I would never have inappropriate interactions with someone I thought was underage. Period.”

And lastly, he tweeted: “I’m not a perfect man and I have made many mistakes. To anyone I have ever hurt, however unintentionally, I apologize deeply and unreservedly.”


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