Moore revealed on the Today show today that she hasn’t heard from Adams personally and read the public apology like everyone else. “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 said.
Mandy Moore talks about her ex-husband Ryan Adams’ public apology over the weekend regarding allegations of abuse. pic.twitter.com/MQ8j2nvY2L
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In 2019, seven women, including Moore, made public allegations toward Adams in a New York Times feature detailing his controlling, manipulative and abusive nature. “I am speaking for myself, but I have not heard from him, and I’m not looking for an apology necessarily, but I do find it curious that someone would do an interview about it without actually making amends privately,” added Moore on the Today show.
“There are no words to express how bad I feel about the ways I’ve mistreated people throughout my life and career,” Adams wrote in a letter for The Daily Mail. “All I can say is that I’m sorry. It’s that simple. This period of isolation and reflection made me realize that I needed to make significant changes in my life. I’ve gotten past the point where I would be apologizing just for the sake of being let off the hook and I know full well that any apology from me probably won’t be accepted by those I’ve hurt. I get that and I also understand that there’s no going back.”
“To a lot of people this will just seem like the same empty bullshit apology that I’ve always used when I was called out, and all I can say is, this time it is different. Having truly realized the harm that I’ve caused, it wrecked me, and I’m still reeling from the ripples of devastating effects that my actions triggered,” the 45-year-old singer/songwriter continued. “There is no way to convince people that this time is truly different, but this is the albatross that I deserve to carry with me as a result of my actions.”
He concluded the letter by mentioning that he is working through his “demons” through music. “I hope that the people I’ve hurt will heal,” he concluded the apology. “And I hope that they will find a way to forgive me.”
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