Ryan Adams and the musical silencing of Mandy Moore
After marrying Adams, the This Is Us actor stopped releasing music completely. Now she’s making a comeback
For the past two-and-a-half years, Mandy Moore has triumphed: the former pop star has starred in one of the US’s most popular television shows, the time-tripping dramedy This Is Us, nabbing a Golden Globe nomination. Recently, however, Moore has been in the news for less celebratory reasons. Last month, accusations that her alt-country star ex-husband Ryan Adams had exhibited a pattern of emotional and verbal abuse made huge waves in the music industry.
Moore was one of the women allegedly tormented by Adams: she claims that he particularly took time to zero in on her music career, which Adams reportedly deemed frothy and unserious. “He would always tell me: ‘You’re not a real musician, because you don’t play an instrument,’” Moore told the New York Times. (Adams has since issued a statement stating that he is not perfect, but the picture of him painted by the article was not accurate.)
Source: The Guardian – Ryan Adams and the musical silencing of Mandy Moore