Several women have accused singer-songwriter Ryan Adams of emotional and verbal abuse and harassment, the New York Times reported Wednesday.
Seven women and more than a dozen Adams associates described a "pattern of manipulative behavior in which Adams used career opportunities and at the same time sought female sexists," the New York Times wrote. The story included the allegations of a young supporter who said she had an online relationship with the singer at the age of 15 and 16, which included "graphic sms" and a video call in which Adams was "exposed to phone sex." Has.
The singer and actor Mandy Moore, Adam's ex-wife, also told the newspaper he was psychologically abusive: "He would always tell me, 'You're not a real musician because you do not play an instrument. "
After the article was published, Adams, 44, twittered the "picture this article paints is annoyingly inaccurate," adding, "Some details are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are completely wrong. I would never have any inappropriate interactions with anyone, even though I did [sic] was a minor. Period."
He added, "I am not a perfect man and made many mistakes. For everyone I've ever hurt, I apologize, albeit unintentionally, without reservation. "
Andrew Brettler, Adam's lawyer, told the newspaper that the singer did not remember the exchange with the young woman who is now 20 years old: "Mr. Adams undeniably denies that he has ever made inappropriate sexual online communications with anyone he knew was underage. "
Through his lawyer, Adams, who has released 16 albums, he told The New York Times that he has no power to make or break careers, and categorically denied the "extremely serious and fancy accusations." His lawyer said he remembers the interactions with the women differently and referred to some of the claims as "resentful of displeased persons" trying to harm him, the newspaper said.
The New York Times reported that Adams had interviewed Ava, the young fan, regularly at her age, and that she sometimes said she was older than she. The newspaper said it did not seem to be convinced of their age, and they continued the sexual conversations.
"I would get in trouble if anyone knew we were talking like this," Adams allegedly wrote to Ava in November 2014 when he was just 40 years old and she was just 16 years old. The New York Times identified Ava with her middle name and never personally met the two
"I never see any more pictures of you," wrote Adams in 2014 as well. Days later, the newspaper said, he said, "If people knew, they would say I was like R Kelley lol."
The paper quoted another text saying, "Tell me, your mother will not kill me if she finds out we're even writing."
The musician Phoebe Bridgers also accused Adams of emotionally abusive behavior and said that after she started a whirlwind romance, he began "blocking her with lyrics, insisting she proves her whereabouts, or having phone sex in social situations," and if she threatens suicide does not respond immediately, "the New York Times reported.
Bridgers told the newspaper that after breaking off the relationship, he released the music they had recorded together, and withdrew an offer to open their upcoming concerts.
Through his lawyer, Adams denied the description of his relationship with Bridgers, calling it "a brief, consensual momentum," and said he had never told her that he would hold back her songs, the paper said.
Moore told the newspaper that they had written songs together that Adams had promised never to do. She claimed that he had booked time for her in the studio, but then she would replace it with other artists.
"Music was a checkpoint for him," Moore said.
Adams described Moore's characterization of their time together as "completely incompatible with his view of the relationship" and said he supported their "well-deserved career success," the newspaper reported.
Megan Butterworth, Adam's ex-fiancé, also said the singer is controlling and emotionally abusive – behavior that Adams denied, the New York Times wrote.
Brettler responded to Wednesday's Guardian inquiry by saying that Adams was also tweeted, "As someone who has always tried to spread joy over my music and my life, it saddens me that some people believe that I would have caused pain. I am determined to work to be the best man I can be. And I wish compassion, understanding and healing to all. "