Mandy Moore Fires Back At Ex-Husband Ryan Adams After He Apologizes For Past Abuse Claims
Mandy Moore has just broken her silence to respond ex-husband Ryan Adams’ apology statement that he issued one year after she and other women accused him of abuse.
Fox News reported that Adams, who is a musician, was accused in February of 2019 of exhibiting manipulative, controlling and abusive behavior.
The singer recently penned a lengthy apology essay for Daily Mail in which he apologized and said he has gotten sober over the past year.
While appearing on the “Today” show on Monday morning to promote her show “This Is Us,” Moore responded by questioning why Adams has yet to apologize to her privately.
“It’s challenging because I feel like in many ways I’ve said all I want to say about him and that situation, but I find it curious that someone would make a public apology but not do it privately,” Moore said. “I am speaking for myself, but I have not heard from him, and I’m not looking for an apology necessarily, but I do find it curious that someone would do an interview about it without actually making amends privately.”
Adams had not said in his apology if he had tried to contact any of the women who had accused him, but he did say that he did not expect any of them to forgive him.
“There are no words to express how bad I feel about the ways I’ve mistreated people throughout my life and career,” he began his essay.
“All I can say is that I’m sorry. It’s that simple. This period of isolation and reflection made me realize that I needed to make significant changes in my life.”
Adams went on to say that he’s put the work in to gain a new perspective on the situation.
“To a lot of people this will just seem like the same empty bull***t apology that I’ve always used when I was called out, and all I can say is, this time it is different. Having truly realized the harm that I’ve caused, it wrecked me, and I’m still reeling from the ripples of devastating effects that my actions triggered,” Adams wrote.
“There is no way to convince people that this time is truly different, but this is the albatross that I deserve to carry with me as a result of my actions.”
“Realizing the consequences of my actions, I took a hard look inwards and sought to find the truth behind them,” Adams added.
“What pain was I carrying myself that was so poorly and wrongly being projected onto others? I made a promise to myself that no matter what it took, I would get to the root of these issues and finally start to fix myself so I could be a better friend, a better partner, and a better man overall.”
This came after Moore accused Adams of emotional abuse in an interview with The New York Times.
“He would always tell me, ‘You’re not a real musician, because you don’t play an instrument,'” she said.
“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.”