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Mandy Moore's Ex-Husband Ryan Adams Breaks Silence After Abuse Allegations

In February of 2019, six women came forward through a New York Times piece accusing singer-songwriter Ryan Adams of emotional manipulation, abuse, and one alleged incident involving inappropriate Skype messages with a minor. Adams has now made posts on his Instagram promising to come forward with the truth.

One of the women who came forward was Adams' ex-wife, actress and singer Mandy Moore.

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Moore and Adams wed in 2009 when she was 25 and he was 35. She alleged that he behaved incredibly controlling towards her and she believed that he eventually became psychologically abusive.

The most serious offense the NYT piece alleged against Adams was his reported inappropriate relationship with a minor.

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The New York Times alleged that they had a history of Skype messages between Adams and a then-14 year old fan. They also reported that their article had sparked the FBI to open an inquiry into the claims.

After the article was published, Adams sent out a few tweets.

Adams started off saying that he is not a perfect man and that he apologizes to anyone he has ever hurt, regardless of his intentions.

He called the piece "upsettingly inaccurate."

Adams claim he would never have inappropriate interactions with someone he thought was underage.

Since those tweets, Adams has largely been silent on social media.

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Despite having tours and various other projects cancelled in the wake of these allegations, Adams has avoided social media until this weekend, when he made a post that broke his silence.

Adams shared this photo on Instagram.

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His caption began with, "“I have a lot to say. I am going to. Soon. Because the truth matters. It’s what matters most. I know who I am. What I am. It's time people know. Past time."

His caption continued.

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He continued, "I didn’t have an easy life. I lost my brother the day the Prisoner Tour ended. Every night wondering if he would be alive. He was proud of me. My family and my friends were there for that. And so many great fans. For the Meineres community who suffer every day. This music was for then. It mattered. And that was always for it to help."

Adams empathized it is important to him that people "believe women."

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"So let’s do that. THAT will matter. The amends made and things lost in the noise, that should’ve mattered too. I want to be a part of that healing. To go play have some great shows and put out these badass records."

Adams has disabled comments on his Instagram post.