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Singer Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct by seven women


Singer Ryan Adams has been accused of sexual misconduct and manipulative behavior by several women in a New York Times report published Wednesday.

Seven women and more than a dozen associates in interviews with the Times accused Adams, 44, of manipulative behavior, alleging that he offered career opportunities while pursuing female artists for sex.

According to the women and associates who described the apparent pattern to the Times, Adams allegedly rescinded his offers for career advancement when he was turned down by women he pursued. The women and associates allege that Adams would harass them in texts and on social media.{mosads}

The Times noted that it corroborated the accounts with family members and friends of Adams’s accusers and associates and with correspondence from Adams obtained by the outlet.

Adams, in one instance, was accused of exposing himself during a Skype video call with a 14-year-old girl who lied about her age.

“i [sic] would get in trouble if someone knew we talked like this,” he reportedly wrote to the teen girl. He later allegedly told her “If people knew they would say I was like R Kelley [sic] lol,”

“Music was a point of control for him,” said singer and actress Mandy Moore, who is Adams’s ex-wife. 

Adams responded on Twitter shortly after the Times reported the allegations.

“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 tweeted.

He later claimed the article was “upsettingly inaccurate” stating that some details were “misrepresented,” “exaggerated,” or “outright false.”

“The picture that this article paints is upsettingly inaccurate,” Adams tweeted in response to the story. “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.” 

Adams’s lawyer also denied the allegations. 

“Mr. Adams unequivocally denies that he ever engaged in inappropriate online sexual communications with someone he knew was underage,” Andrew Brettler told the Times.

Tags #Me Too movement Entertainment Music Ryan Adams Sexual misconduct
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