I've always been a big Mandy Moore fan. I LOVED her movies, and I was kinda into her music. Of course I loved her early pop, and I fell a little off with the more singer/songwriter vibes. BUT I noticed how she seemingly just "disappeared" once she married Ryan Adams. Then, once she got divorced, she was on America's top TV show. It seemed pretty obvious something was holding her back during a pivotal moment in her life/career.
Well, Mandy Moore is pretty private...I mean she shares her relationship with her now-husband, but she was SUPER private with Ryan, so I was surprised to see she contributed to a New York Times expose about him!
On Wednesday,The New York Times published a story in which seven women discuss Adams' impact on their careers and his alleged use of sexual manipulation throughout their work and personal relationships.
According to the article, she and Adams first started working together in 2010. In 2012, Moore told CBS News that the two of them would be working together on a new album. Moore told E! News in 2010, "I would love to work with him on the next record. I'm sure he'll be involved in some way. We work well together"
Once Moore switched over to Adams' record label, she claims that he told her not to work with any other producers or managers except for himself. The "New York, New York" singer allegedly told Moore they would record music that they wrote together, but it never happened. "Music was a point of control for him," she said.
Moore recalled to the Times, "He would always tell me, 'You're not a real musician, because you don't play an instrument.'"
The New York Times wrote that Moore thought him to be "psychologically abusive." She has not released new music in about 10 years and refers to her relationship with Adams as the reason why. "His controlling behavior essentially did block my ability to make new connections in the industry during a very pivotal and potentially lucrative time—my entire mid-to-late 20s," she said.
She said later, "What you experience with him—the treatment, the destructive, manic sort of back and forth behavior—feels so exclusive. You feel like there's no way other people have been treated like this."
AfterThe New York Times published the piece, Moore took to Instagram to share a message with her followers.
"Speaking your truth can be painful and triggering but it's always worth it,"she wrote."My heart is with all women who have suffered any sort of trauma or abuse. You are seen and heard. #sisterhoodforever."
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