Ryan Adams Resurfaces After Abuse Allegations: “I Have a Lot to Say. I Am Going To. Soon.”
Ryan Adams resurfaced online tonight for the first time since February, when he was accused of sexual and psychological abuse by multiple women in a New York Times report. Adams released a statement alluding to the allegations against him. “I have a lot to say. I am going to. Soon,” he wrote. “Because the truth matters. 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 posted a snippet of a new song called “I’m Sorry and I Love You” on his Instagram account. He made multiple posts on social media, including several photos, another instrumental clip of a song, and a link to Heaven & Hell’s “The Mob Rules.”
The title for “I’m Sorry and I Love You” was previously revealed when Adams shared the tracklist for his new album Big Colors back in January. It was listed as track 13 on the record, originally slated for an April release. The LP was scrapped by Adams’ own Pax-Am label and distributors Capitol Records and Blue Note in the wake of the allegations levied against him.
The New York Times report included statements by Adams’ ex-wife Mandy Moore, Phoebe Bridgers, an underage woman, and others who accused Adams of acts ranging from emotional manipulation to sexual misconduct. Following the Times’ article, Liz Phair and Karen Elson shared their own statements discussing Adams’ alleged behavior. Less than a month after the report was published, Adams canceled his tour of the UK and Ireland. The FBI opened an investigation into Ryan Adams’ alleged sexual communications with an underage fan that was detailed in the Times piece.
After the Times piece was published, Adams wrote a public apology before calling the article “upsettingly inaccurate.” He continued: “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.”
This article was originally published on July 20 at 12:37 a.m. Eastern. It was last updated at 2:38 a.m. Eastern.