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Singer Ryan Adams calls abuse accusations 'inaccurate'

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Published on February 14, 2019 - Duration: 01:22s

Singer Ryan Adams calls abuse accusations 'inaccurate'

Rock singer Ryan Adams says a New York Times article about him is "upsettingly inaccurate" but also says he's "not a perfect man" while apologizing to anyone he has hurt.

Grace Lee reports.

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Singer Ryan Adams calls abuse accusations 'inaccurate'

Singer Ryan Adams denied abuse allegations on Wednesday (February 13), after a New York Times story accused him of harassing seven different women.

In the article the women, including his ex-wife actress Mandy Moore, say he was manipulative and that he pursued female artists for sex.

One of them said he had exchanged sexually explicit messages online with her when she was only 15 years old.

Adams took to twitter to defend himself.

He called the article 'upsettingly inaccurate' and said that some of its details were misrepresented or outright false.

But in the tweet he also admitted that he's "not a perfect man," and said: "To anyone I ever hurt, however unintentionally, I apologise deeply and unreservedly." His attorney told the Times that the singer denies engaging in inappropriate online sexual communications with someone he knew was underaged.

This makes Adams the latest in dozens of men accused of inappropriate behavior in the past 18 months as the #MeToo movement continues to spread through Hollywood and beyond.

"This is Us" actress and singer Moore, who married Adams in 2009, told the Times that music was quote "a point of control" for him.

She said that during their marriage Adams diminished her talents as a singer and she accused him of controlling behavior.

Their divorce was finalised in 2016.

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