Ryan Adams deleted a tweet that he aimed at the New York Times. Though he deleted it quickly, the tweet had already been screenshot and shared many times.
Adams is clearly feeling the heat and was referring to a NYT article that claimed the musician was emotionally abusive to his ex-wife and made many several unwanted sexual advances towards women he has worked with.
The allegations against disgraced singer-songwriter Ryan Adams are serious. He has been accused of sexual misconduct against many women, and many women have come forward with their stories. This includes his ex-wife, Mandy Moore, who alleges to have been psychologically abused by the musician during their seven-year marriage.
Twitter is a dangerous place and Ryan Adams dented his tweets, all of which were directed at the New York Times and their article. He called the article a ‘smear piece’, he threatened to take legal action against them and also swore at them.
The tweets by Adams were sent out prior to the NYT article being published. His tweets were a rage against the publication and were at times incoherent rants. The tweets were retweeted and saved, before Adams could remove them.
The article, which had not been published at the time of the tweets, has since been published. It is thought that once the article came out, and Adams realized how serious the allegations against him were, he chose to delete the tweets and sent out another few tweets, this time more measured and including an apology.
Ryan Adams has denied all the allegations against him but said he is sorry for anyone he may have hurt. It is alleged that he made inappropriate advances to women who he ‘offered to help with their careers.’ Some of these women were underage. Others, who said no, saw their careers going nowhere. It is unclear what Adams was apologizing for, as he has denied all the allegations.
In his statement, 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. But the picture that this article paints is upsettingly inaccurate. Some of its details are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are outright false.
“I would never have inappropriate interactions with someone I thought was underage. Period.”
Ryan Adams further said, “I am not a perfect man and I have made many mistakes. To anyone I have ever hurt, however unintentionally, I apologize deeply and unreservedly.”