"This Is Us" star Mandy Moore has no regrets about speaking out against her ex-husband Ryan Adams. On Wednesday, The New York Times released an article in which she and six other women accused the 44-year-old singer of emotional abuse and sexual misconduct.
“Speaking your truth can be painful and triggering but it’s always worth it,” Moore, 34, captioned an Instagram photo of herself on Thursday. “My heart is with all women who have suffered any sort of trauma or abuse. You are seen and heard. #sisterhoodforever”
Celebrities posted their support for Moore on social media. “I am so proud of the graceful, class act that you are, @TheMandyMoore. You are stronger and braver than most," actress Minka Kelly tweeted. "What a joy it has been to watch you soar these past three years. You’ve only just begun."
Actress Alyssa Milano also expressed her gratitude to Moore and the other women for speaking out about Adams. “Thank you to these women for being brave and holding him accountable for his abuses of power,” Milano wrote.
"I know a few women who have dated this man and these claims are definitely true," tweeted actress Amber Tamblyn. "I believe Mandy Moore and the women who put their necks and careers on the line to tell their stories. We’ve got your backs. #TimesUp"
According to The Associated Press, in the story published Wednesday, a 20-year-old female musician said Adams had inappropriate conversations with her while she was 15 and 16. Identified by her middle name, Ava, she said that Adams exposed himself during a video call.
On Thursday, another woman came forward to accuse Adams. Model-musician Karen Elson, 40, wrote on her Instagram account “I also had a traumatizing experience with Ryan Adams. While I’m not quite brave enough yet to speak about my specifics. I’m encouraged that many women have bonded and helped each other heal. This is the power of sisterhood and I’m very grateful for these women."Elson, a singer-songwriter in her own right, was married to rocker Jack White from 2005 to 2013 and shares two children with the former White Stripes frontman.
In the Times piece, Moore said that during their marriage from 2009 to 2016, Adams was psychologically abusive and stalled her music career, even telling her “ ‘You’re not a real musician, because you don’t play an instrument.' " Six other women also accused Adams of inappropriate behavior, including a 20-year-old female musician who alleged the singer had inappropriate conversations with her when she was a teenager.
Following the release of the article, Adams posted a series of tweets apologizing for his past "mistakes" while also disputing the Times story. “I am not a perfect man and I have made many mistakes," he tweeted. "To anyone I have ever hurt, however unintentionally, I apologize deeply and unreservedly. … But the picture that this article paints is upsettingly inaccurate. Some of its details are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are outright false.”