Musician Ryan Adams is facing allegations of emotional abuse and harassment from seven women, including his ex-wife, Mandy Moore. According to People, a New York Times story reports that a total of seven women have accused him of being “manipulative, controlling and obsessive.” One of the women, who is now 20 years old, also claims that Adams initiated sexual conversations with her when she was just a teenager.
Moore was married to Adams from 2009 to 2016. The Times story recounted her experience, saying that she and Adams had been in a tumultuous relationship that included him controlling her career. He discouraged her from working with certain producers and that after writing songs together, he’d choose other artists to perform them at the last minute. She added that he also made light of her musical ability and damaged her self-confidence.
“Music was a point of control for him.