'I am not a perfect man': Musician Ryan Adams apologizes but claims reports of sexual misconduct are 'upsettingly inaccurate'

Ryan Adams

  • Grammy-nominated musician Ryan Adams apologized for
    “many mistakes,” following a New York Times report that detailed
    numerous allegations of sexual misconduct and manipulative behavior
    from several women.
  • “I am not a perfect man and I have made many mistakes,”
    Ryan said in a statement on Twitter. “To anyone I have ever hurt,
    however unintentionally, I apologize deeply and
    unreservedly.”
  • Ryan disputed some of the allegations made in the
    report, including one that claimed he sent and received sexually
    explicit text messages to an underage girl.

  • The Times reviewed thousands of text messages from the women
    and corroborated their accounts through family members and
    friends.

Grammy-nominated musician Ryan Adams apologized for “many
mistakes” following a
New York Times report
that detailed allegations of sexual
misconduct and manipulative behavior from several women, including
his ex-wife, singer and actress Mandy Moore.

“I am not a perfect man and I have made many mistakes,” Ryan

said in a statement on Twitter
. “To anyone I have ever hurt,
however unintentionally, I apologize deeply and unreservedly.”

Ryan disputed some of the characterizations made in the report,
which was published on Wednesday. One of the allegations included
sending and receiving sexually explicit text messages with an
underage girl.

“The picture that this article paints is upsettingly inaccurate.
Some of its details are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some
are outright false,” he said. “I would never have inappropriate
interactions with someone I though was underage. Period.”

Multiple aspiring female artists alleged that Adams — who has
recorded 16 albums, was nominated for seven Grammys, and holds a
level of clout in the music industry — engaged in manipulative
behavior by initially offering collaborative opportunities but
later making sexual or romantic advances.

When the musicians reneged his advances, Adams allegedly pulled
his support, or in some cases sent harassing texts messages, The
Times reported.

On one occasion, Adams reportedly posted an image of Megan
Butterworth, his ex‐fiancée, on his Instagram page with the
caption: “Get it while it’s hot folks … [Butterworth] IS
SINGLE.”

The Times reviewed thousands of text messages from the women and
corroborated their accounts through family members and friends.

Adams, through his attorney, denied the allegations and
described them as “extremely serious and outlandish accusations,”
The Times reported.

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'I am not a perfect man': Musician Ryan Adams apologizes but claims reports of sexual misconduct are 'upsettingly inaccurate'