Mandy Moore seems pretty skeptical about Ryan Adams’s public “apology” over the Fourth of July weekend.
In February 2019 the This Is Us actor, along with six other women, came forward to the New York Times with allegations of abusive behavior by Ryan Adams. Moore was married to Adams from 2009 to 2016. In March, Moore released Silver Linings, her first album in 11 years.
“Music was a point of control for him. 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,” she told the Times. “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.”
Although he denied multiple allegations through a lawyer at the time, Adams gave a recent statement apologizing for the ways he’s “mistreated” people over the years and announced that he’s now sober.
“There are no words to express how bad I feel about the ways I’ve mistreated people throughout my life and career,” he wrote in the Daily Mail. “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. I’ve gotten past the point where I would be apologizing just for the sake of being let off the hook and I know full well that any apology from me probably won’t be accepted by those I’ve hurt. I get that and I also understand that there’s no going back.”
It does seem he was right that his statement wouldn’t be well-received by those he has hurt. (Perhaps in part because there’s no actual mention of what was discussed in the New York Times article.) Moore, for one, seemed less than impressed by his vague blanket statement. When asked if she believes he has changed by Hoda Kotb on Today on July 6, the actor said it was “curious” that he has not reached out to her personally.
“It’s challenging because I feel like in many ways I’ve said all I want to say about him and that situation, but I find it curious that someone would make a public apology but not do it privately,” Moore said. “I am speaking for myself, but I have not heard from him and I’m not looking for an apology, necessarily, but I do find it curious that someone would sort of do an interview about it without actually making amends privately.”
Originally Appeared on Glamour