Ryan Adams breaks silence after harassment allegations

Alternative rock and country star Ryan Adams has made his first public appearance on social media since being accused of sexual harassment and manipulation.

Adams' career ground to a halt in February when the New York Times published allegations he exerted control over his former wife Mandy Moore's career, used his status to lure women into sex and exchanged lewd photographs online with an underage girl.

At the time Adams posted a brief apology, but also claimed the Times story was "upsettingly inaccurate". He then went silent, and the release of his upcoming album Big Colors was cancelled. 

On Saturday (NZ time) the 'Come Pick Me Up' singer broke his silence on Twitter and Instagram.

"I have a lot to say. I am going to. Soon. Because the truth matters. It's what matters most," he began.

"I know who I am. What I am. It's time people know. Past time."

He went on to admit he's always been "flawed", and spoke about the recent death of his brother. He didn't directly address the allegations, but said to "believe women" and "never give up on being part of solutions, and healing".

"I needed to decide how I could be a part of a better tomorrow for everybody," the prolific singer wrote on Instagram. "Sometimes that peace comes from opening yourself up. That's who I want to be."

As for his music career, Adams said he wants to "go play, have some great shows and put out these badass records". He was expecting to put out three records in 2019.



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