Mandy Moore is supporting women who have been abused after her ex-husband, Ryan Adams, was accused of sexual misconduct and emotional abuse by seven females, including one who claims she was underage.
“Speaking your truth can be painful and triggering but it’s always worth it,” the “This Is Us” star wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday. “My heart is with all women who have suffered any sort of trauma or abuse. You are seen and heard.”
This comes after The New York Times wrote a detailed piece on Adams, who was married to Moore from 2009-2016, with multiple female singers accusing him of being manipulative and controlling. Many claimed the singer-songwriter asked for sexual favors and in exchange, he promised to propel their music careers.
Moore contributed to the article, speaking out about their marriage and calling him “controlling” and “abusive.”
The actress says he would “discourage” her from working with other producers and once they were finished working on a song together, he’d “replace her with other female artists.”
Adams denied the accusations against him via Twitter late Wednesday.
“I am not a perfect man and I have made many mistakes. To anyone I have ever hurt, however unintentionally, I apologize deeply and unreservedly,” he said.
He added, “The picture that this article paints is upsettingly inaccurate. Some of its details are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are outright false. I would never have inappropriate interactions with someone I thought was underage. Period.”
Adams also wrote, “As someone who has always tried to spread joy through my music and my life, hearing that some people believe I caused them pain saddens me greatly. I am resolved to work to be the best man I can be. And I wish everyone compassion, understanding and healing.”
Mandy Moore met Adams when she was just 23 years old and married two years later.