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Ryan Adams: Mandy Moore wants ex-husband to apologise to her privately after sexual misconduct allegations

Musician and actor said she finds Adams's actions ‘curious’

Ellie Harrison
Monday 06 July 2020 16:48
Mandy Moore reacts to Ryan Adams's public apology

Mandy Moore wants Ryan Adams to make amends with her privately after he wrote a public apology for the way he “mistreated people through my life and career”.

In an open letter published by the Daily Mail, the musician – who is Moore’s ex-husband – apologised for his behaviour but did not specifically respond to the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and psychological abuse made against him last year.

The New York Times reported in 2019 that the 45-year-old was accused of “[dangling] career opportunities while simultaneously pursuing female artists for sex”.

Musician and actor Moore also alleged that Adams was psychologically abusive during their marriage. She said his “controlling behaviour” hindered her music career.

Following Adams’s public apology, Moore told Today: “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.”

She added that she has “not heard from him”. Moore was married to Adams from 2009 to 2016.

Phoebe Bridgers, Karen Elson and Liz Phair were also among the musicians to accuse Adams of misconduct.

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