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Ryan Adams breaks silence months after sexual misconduct allegations: 'I have a lot to say'

Sara M Moniuszko
Ryan Adams is breaking his silence months after sexual misconduct allegations, writing a lengthy caption on Instagram Friday.

Ryan Adams is breaking his silence months after sexual misconduct allegations.

In February, a New York Times story alleged the musician manipulated and harassed women sexually and emotionally. The allegations resulted in the cancellation of his U.K. and Ireland tour.

Adams, who last posted to social media in February, took to Instagram on Friday night with a series of posts. One of the photos was captioned with a lengthy message that appeared to reference the allegations.

"I have a lot to say. I am going to. Soon. Because the truth matters. It’s what matters most. I know who I am. What I am. It's time people know. Past time," he wrote. "All the beauty in a life cannot be reduced to rubble for confusion, ignoring truths that destroy all the good in us."

Adams then went on to say he "didn’t have an easy life," talking about the loss of his brother and how family, friends, fans and music were there for him through it.

"Believe Women. Believe Truth. But never give up on being part of solutions, and healing," he continued. "Thank you for your kindness, your support and for this time I needed to decide how I could be a part of a better tomorrow for everybody. Sometimes that peace comes from opening yourself up. That’s who I want to be."

In the Times story, Seven women – including Adams' ex-wife Mandy Moore and singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers – and more than a dozen other associates accused Adams of championing aspiring female artists and then exploiting them and stifling their ambitions, often for his own sexual gain.

The Times also reported that the FBI's New York field office was investigating whether the 44-year-old musician committed a crime by having phone sex and exchanging graphic texts with an underage girl. 

Contributing: Maeve McDermott

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Ryan Adams breaks silence months after sexual misconduct allegations