Musician Ryan Adams has apologized for how he "mistreated people" after allegations of sexual misconduct rocked his career last year. Seven women, including former wife Mandy Moore, accused the singer/songwriter of making advances on emerging female artists then stifling their careers and subjecting them to harassment, Daily Mail reported.
After initial denials, a year-and-a-half later Adams admitted he has caused "suffering" for many people.
One person who seems less than impressed by Adams’ apology is Moore.
"There are no words to express how bad I feel about the ways I've mistreated people throughout my life and career," Adams wrote in an essay published. "All I can say is that I'm sorry. It's that simple. This period of isolation and reflection made me realize that I needed to make significant changes in my life.”
Moore, in an interview on the Today show on Monday said, "I find it curious that someone would make a public apology, but not do it privately.”
She did not want to go in depth about the conversation and said she was not necessarily looking for an apology yet, “I do find it curious that someone would sort of do an interview about it without actually making amends privately.”
In his recent public statement, Adams explained that he had fought hard to get sober and was now focusing on self-care and his mental health. He wrote that there was no way to convince people that he has changed, but was working on becoming a "better friend, a better partner and a better man overall."
Adams added that "no amount of growth will ever take away the suffering" he had caused.
"I will never be off the hook and I am fully accountable for my harmful behavior, and will be for my actions moving forward," he wrote, adding: "I hope that the people I've hurt will heal. And I hope that they will find a way to forgive me."
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