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Mandy Moore Speaks Out Following Allegations Against Ex-Husband Ryan Adams

The New York Times released a bombshell report on Wednesday alleging that indie rock musician Ryan Adams psychologically abused at least seven different women (including Phoebe Bridgers). One of the women was Adams’ ex-wife, actor and musician Mandy Moore. Adams denies the claims.

Speaking to the Times, Moore said, “Music was a point of control for him.” Moore met Adams in 2007 when she was 23, and he discouraged her from working with any other managers or producers. That basically put him in charge of her career. Yet at the same time, he was telling Moore things like, “You’re not a real musician, because you don’t play an instrument.” He would also book time for her in the studio but then give the time to other female musicians.

“His controlling behavior 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,” Moore explained.

The other six women interviewed for the article all had stories similar to Moore’s. Megan Butterworth, Adams’ ex-fiancee, called him “controlling” and “emotionally abusive” and claims that he stalked and harassed her online.

People on Twitter spoke out against Adams, calling him out for abhorrent behavior.

Soon after the article claim out, Adams tweeted a (sort of?) apology, claiming he’s “not a perfect man.” But then he went on to deny the claims and say that the article was false.

Just hours later, Mandy Moore posted an Instagram, addressing the situation.

The picture is of Moore, and the caption reads: “Speaking your truth can be painful and triggering but it’s always worth it. My heart is with all women who have suffered any sort of trauma or abuse. You are seen and heard. #sisterhoodforever.”

People are applauding the bravery of Moore and all the women who came forward to talk about Ryan Adams.

The music industry is about to have to reckon with the #MeToo movement, and it’s long overdue.

h/t New York Times and Someecards