Ryan Adams Breaks Social Media Silence After Sexual Misconduct Allegations: 'I Have a Lot to Say'

Daniel Goldblatt

Singer Ryan Adams spoke out on social media for the first time since he denied allegations of sexual misconduct earlier this year and he seemed to say he planned on saying a lot more soon.

Adams' tweets on Friday were his first since February, when a New York Times article alleged several instances of misconduct.

In breaking his silence, Adams wrote, "I have a lot to say. I am going to. Soon. Because the truth matters."

He continued, "I know who I am. What I am. It's time people know. Past time. All the beauty in a life cannot be reduced to rubble for lies. This madness. My work was a map for the lost. Not a billboard. So soon."

Adams also began to post to his Instagram page again, including a post that read in part, "Believe Women.Believe Truth.But never give up on being part of solutions, and healing.I’ve lost friends who have passed away in this time of self reflection and silence. I can’t be like that. There’s been too much that mattered.Thank you for your kindness, your support and for this time I needed to decide how I could be a part of a better tomorrow for everybody.Sometimes that peace comes from opening yourself up.That’s who I want to be."

Adams denied the allegations against him, including a claim that he a 14-year-old female bassist on the internet, back in February. An attorney for the singer said at the time, "Mr. Adams unequivocally denies that he ever engaged in inappropriate online sexual communications with someone he knew was underage."

The singer also denied the claims himself, tweeting, "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 continued, "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."

Mandy Moore, who was married to Adams from 2009-2016, voiced her support for Adams' accusers, saying on social media, "Speaking your truth can be painful and triggering but it’s always worth it. My heart is with all women who have suffered any sort of trauma or abuse. You are seen and heard."

Moore also sat down for an interview for the "WTF With Marc Maron" podcast and described Adams' allegedly controlling behavior and the effect it had on her career, saying, "It’s not like I completely stopped working. I would do things here or there, but it became abundantly clear while I was working, things would completely fall apart at home ... there was just a constant stream of trying to pay attention to this person who needed me and wouldn’t let me do anything else."