Ryan Adams cancels tour after allegations of relationship with minor
Ryan Adams’ upcoming UK and Ireland tour has been canceled after allegations the US rock singer had an inappropriate relationship over the internet with a teen girl beginning in 2013.
Adams, 44, was due to play nine dates in Britain and Ireland in March and April. Ticketmaster announced the cancellation of the tour on Twitter, saying those who had purchased tickets would be fully refunded. The ticket retailer did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
CNN has reached out to Adams’ respresentatives for comment. In a statement last month, he said he didn’t recall having a relationship with an underage person.
Last month, The New York Times published a report that alleged a relationship between Adams and a woman, now 20, whom the paper identified by her middle name, Ava, because she was a minor at the time.
She told the Times that Adams began corresponding with her in 2013 when she was 14, initially discussing her career as a bass player.
CNN has not independently verified the allegations in The New York Times report.
During one nine-month period when she was 15 and 16, the two reportedly exchanged more than 3,000 text messages, reviewed by the Times, some of which included explicit photos of her when she was 16, according to the paper. The two never met in person, it said.
Adams often expressed concern about the girl’s age, according to the report. She also told the newspaper she lied to Adams about her age.
Musicians Phoebe Bridgers and Courtney Jaye, along with two other unnamed women, also told the paper that Adams offered to help them with their careers, but he then began to pursue them sexually.
“This Is Us” actor Mandy Moore, whose marriage to Adams ended in 2016, alleged that Adams was psychologically and emotionally abusive, calling his behavior “destructive” and “manic.”
On Twitter, Adams wrote last month, “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.”
Of the article, he wrote that “some of its details are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are outright false,” adding, “I would never have inappropriate interactions with someone I thought was underage.”
Through his attorney, he told the Times that Moore’s account was “completely inconsistent with his view of the relationship.”