Mandy Moore, 34, accused her ex-husband and former music collaborator, Ryan Adams, 44, of "psychologically abusive behavior" when she was still launching her singing career in her 20s, according to The New York Times' account on February 13.
At least seven women have reportedly accused singer Ryan Adams, the ex-husband of Mandy Moore, of sexual misconduct and emotional manipulation.
Moore says that he was psychologically abusive and would lord his accomplishments over her. A woman referred to in the article as Ava, who corresponded with Adams on social media, said he used to send her explicit messages when she was underage.
Moore, 34 - who has previously opened up about her hard marriage to Adams (they Wednesday in 2009 and divorced in 2016) - says her ex-husband took charge of her music career in 2010 three years after they first met when she was 23.
"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", 34-year-old Moore said to the Times.More news: SEC charges former Apple exec with insider trading
Forty-four-year-old Adams, who has recorded 16 studio albums (including a reimagining of Taylor Swift's 1989) and been nominated five Grammys during his his own two-decade-long career, said through his attorney Andrew B. Brettler that he denied "ever engaging in inappropriate online sexual communications with someone he knew was underage". Brettler also denied the other "extremely serious and outlandish accusations" detailed in the report, calling them "grousing by disgruntled individuals".
Managers for Adams didn't immediately return an email seeking comment from The Associated Press but his lawyer denied the claims to the Times. To anyone I have ever hurt, however unintentionally, I apologise deeply and unreservedly.
On Twitter, Adams apologised "deeply and unreservedly" to anyone he had hurt, saying he was "not a ideal man" who had made many mistakes.
"I was really alone", said Ava, who gave only her middle name for legal and privacy reasons, "and he was really friendly and cool".More news: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation won't station more nuclear missiles in Europe despite threat from Russian Federation
Shortly before this writing's publication, Adams responded to the Times report directly in a series of tweets embedded below.
The woman all said that they finally agreed to come forward after realizing that they were not alone and that Adams had allegedly treated others as bad as he treated them.
"I never see pics of you anymore", Adams also allegedly wrote in 2014. I am happy for everyone and doing my best.
Adams, through his lawyer, said while he communicates with fans, he "does not recall having online communications with anyone related to anything outside of music". Some of its details are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are outright false. Speaking on the accusation of sending flirty messages to a minor, he added, "I would never have inappropriate interactions with someone I thought was underage".More news: GM, Amazon eye Plymouth-based electric truck maker Rivian