Ryan Adams on Wednesday called a New York Times article about him distressingly inaccurate, but stated he wasn’t a perfect guy, also sentenced to anyone he’d hurt.
Rock singer – Adams, 44, was reacting on Twitter into a The New York Times story wherein seven women, including his ex wife actress Mandy Moore, accused him of real behaviour and of pursuing female musicians for sex.
Among the girls said he’d exchanged sexually explicit messages on-line with her when she was aged 15 and 16.
“I’m not an ideal man and I’ve made lots of mistakes. To anyone I’ve ever offensive, but unintentionally, I apologize profoundly and unreservedly,” Adams tweeted.
“However the image that this article paints is upsettingly incorrect. Some of its specifics are misrepresented, some are exaggerated, some are outright false. I’d never have improper interaction with someone I thought was underage. Period.,” he added.
Andrew Brettler, an attorney for Adams, told the newspaper that the singer “unequivocally denies that he ever engaged in inappropriate online sexual communications with someone he knew was underage.”
Asked for further comments, Brettler referred Reuters into Adams announcement on Twitter.
Adams began his music career with the band Whiskeytown and made his solo debut with the album “Heartbreaker” in 2000. He also worked with some of the big names of the industry, including John Mayer, Willie Nelson and Norah Jones, as a songwriter and record producer.
Adams is the latest of dozens of men to be accused in the past 18 months of inappropriate behavior as the # MeToo movement has spread beyond Hollywood and into the music industry, politics and corporate boardrooms.