On 13 February 2019, The NYT released a report on Ryan Adams including an account of sexual misconduct with an underage fan, and several accounts of abusive behaviours in his previous relationships with Phoebe Bridgers, Mandy Moore, and Megan Butterworth.
More than a year on from the New York Times exposé, Ryan Adams issued an apology via The Daily Mail over the weekend, in which he says there are "no words to express how bad I feel about the ways I've mistreated people throughout my life and career."
Following his apology, in which he managed to say "sorry" before plugging the fact he's "written enough music to fill half a dozen albums", his ex-wife Mandy Moore - who was married to Adams from 2009-2016 - has spoken about his public letter while speaking on NBC News’ Today show earlier today (6 July).
Moore told host Hoda Kotb, "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 added, "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."