Is Ryan Adams Trying to Defend Himself Against #MeToo Accusations?

Is Ryan Adams Trying to Defend Himself Against #MeToo Accusations?

Ryan Adams appears to be gearing up for... something.

By Tamara Palmer
Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams posted some cryptic tweets that have evoked strong feelings on social media and online.

"I have a lot to say. I am going to. Soon," he wrote on July 19. "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."

Even a casual observer could infer that Adams was addressing the #MeToo allegations made against him in a February story in the New York Times called, "Ryan Adams Dangled Success. Women Say they Paid a Price."

"Cryptic bulls--t," one commenter named Captain Rambo responded. "Be truthful to yourself and to others."

"Amazing bandname! 'Cryptic Bulls--t,'" Adams replied.

"@TheRyanAdams please stop," wrote another. "A career is a [privilege] you lost a decade too late."

Adams responded to that on Monday, writing, "You know what’s better? Dialog. Cause you can war all you want but it can’t solve s--t. The privilege of being a human being is to error. Or being lessened for things you arent. Compassion is an art. The colors in your soul dont always have to start dark. Peace tho. Total."

"I know people you’ve hurt," she replied. "I knew for eons about you. There is no dialogue when your narcissism and failure to face your penance years of abuse is so evident. If you hadn’t been caught you’d still be at it."

"Oh Great, Ryan Adams Appears to Be Planning a MeToo Comeback," retorted Jezebel.

His ex-wife Mandy Moore, who was one of the women interviewed in the New York Times about his "psychological abuse," said just last year that she had regrets about marrying him.

“Not the smartest decision," she bluntly told Glamour. "I didn’t choose the right person.”

In the interview, she admitted that she felt "spiritually and fundamentally stuck" as they grew apart, and it affected her professional life and her friendships. Divorce gave her a fresh start.

“I don’t feel guilty for it," she said. "I don’t fault myself for it. When people said, ‘I’m sorry,’ I was like, ‘No. Sorry would have been had I stayed in a very unhealthy situation.’ I didn’t. I found my way out. And when I did, things opened back up again.”

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