Mandy Moore and 6 Other Women Accuse Musician Ryan Adams of Harassment

Musician Ryan Adams — who was married to Mandy Moore for seven years — is facing allegations of harassment and emotional abuse by his ex-wife and six other women.

In aNew York Timesstoryreleased Wednesday afternoon, seven women accuse the singer-songwriter, 44, of being manipulative, controlling and obsessive. A 20-year-old woman named Ava also claims Adams had “sexual conversations” with her when she was just a teen.

Adams’ lawyer Andrew B. Brettler denied the claims to theTimes, saying his client never “engaged in inappropriate online sexual communications with someone he knew was underage.” Brettler also says the allegations come from “disgruntled individuals” who blame the singer for personal or professional disappointments, according to the outlet.

In a series of tweets posted shortly after theTimesstory was released, Adams addressed the allegations:

“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,” wrote Adams.

“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,” he continued.

“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,” he concluded.

Moore, 34 — who haspreviously opened up about her difficult marriageto Adams (they wed 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.

TheThis Is Usstar claims he “discouraged” her from working with other producers and managers, but after writing songs together Adams would “replace her with other female artists” when it came time to record the tracks.

The actress also says he was “psychologically abusive” and belittled her musical abilities. “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 told theTimes.

Adams denied Moore’s claims via his lawyer, saying her “characterization” of their relationship is “completely inconsistent with his view.”

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