Karen Elson is wary of forgiving rocker Ryan Adams for his “terrible behaviour”.
The musician was accused of harassment and emotional abuse by multiple women, including ex-wife Mandy Moore and singer Phoebe Bridgers, as part of a New York Times expose.
Model and singer Elson also came forward with claims of inappropriate behaviour by Adams, and revealed it was a “traumatizing experience”.
Adams initially claimed the accusations were “upsettingly inaccurate”, but on Friday, he issued a new statement to British newspaper the Daily Mail, in which he formally apologised to those he had hurt.
Elson has since responded to his public statement, and said she would have appreciated a more personal apology.
“I believe in redemption and amends even for him,” the model told her Twitter followers. “However he has not reached out to me since 2018 to apologize for his terrible behavior. In fact back then he called (me) a liar which added more pain and made me disillusioned with the entire music industry.”
“His actions going forward will dictate the sincerity of his statement and if I’m able to forgive,” she added in a follow-up post.
Moore also shared her scepticism at the artist’s intentions behind the tabloid apology, and said she hadn’t heard from her ex-husband.
“Speaking for myself, I’ve not heard from him. I’m not looking for an apology necessarily, but l do find it curious that someone would do an interview about it without actually making amends privately,” she told U.S. breakfast show Today.
In his apology, Adams stated that lockdown had made him reassess his past actions.
“There are no words to express how bad I feel about the ways I’ve mistreated people throughout my life and career,” he said. “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.”
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