Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct and abuse by multiple women

Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct emotional manipulation by multiple women including ex-wife Mandy Moore

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.

Moore said that in recent months she and Butterworth realized the similarities in their experiences with Adams, and have created a "support system" with others who have had similar relationships with the singer.

Seven women, including ex-wife Mandy Moore, have come forward accusing musician Ryan Adams of attempting to using his position in the music industry to manipulate young women into sex.

Perhaps the most shocking account is told by a woman identified as Ava, who claims that she and Adams had sexually explicit online conversations when she was just 14-years-old.

Moore also described "psychologically abusive" behavior from her ex-husband, adding that "music was a point of control" for him. "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", she said. But through Ryan's lawyer, Andrew B. Bettler, the musician-songwriter said these were "extremely serious and outlandish accusations", and that he did not have the "power to make or break careers".

Rock singer Ryan Adams on Wednesday called a New York Times article about him "upsettingly inaccurate" but said he was "not a ideal man" and apologized to anyone he had hurt.

Although Ava had been playing gigs in Manhattan with musicians since the age of 12, she said the idea that she would need to sleep with musicians in order to work with them "just totally put me off to the whole idea" of being a musician, and she tells the publication she never played another gig.

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On the same day the story surfaced, Ryan took his defense to Twitter and wrote, "the picture that this article paints is upsettingly inaccurate".

"I never see pics of you anymore", Adams allegedly texted Ava in 2014, when she was 16.

Yet five other women have also come forward and spoken about Adams' behaviour, including ex-fiancée Megan Butterworth, who split from Adams only previous year and has since accused him of emotional abuse and harassment.

"What you experience with him - the treatment, the destructive, manic sort of back and forth behavior - feels so exclusive", Moore said of Adams.

Singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers said her relationship with Adam went from professional to a "whirlwind romance". "You feel like there's no way other people have been treated like this". I am happy for everyone and doing my best. "And I wish everyone compassion, understanding and healing", wrote Adams. I would never have inappropriate interactions with someone I though was underage.

After the article was published on Wednesday, Adams tweeted he's not "perfect" and apologized to those he's hurt "deeply and unreservedly".

Ava, an up-and-coming bassist, then 16, says Adams reached out on social media and they maintained a friendly relationship that not only turned flirty but quickly turned sexual. He added, "Some of its details are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are outright false".

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