Ryan Adams has reportedly been cleared of ‘sexting’ an underage female fan, following a recent FBI investigation.
“ In the end, the FBI found no evidence that Ryan would charge a crime and closed the investigation, without charge, in the fall of 2019, ” said a source. Page six on Wednesday.
In 2019, the New York Times reported that the 46-year-old musician entered into an explicit correspondence with a then 14-year-old girl, who went under the pseudonym ‘Ava’.
Acquitted: Ryan Adams has reportedly been cleared of ‘sexting’ an underage female fan, following a recent FBI investigation; Adams pictured in 2015
“ When Adams began corresponding online with a fan, Ava, in 2013, she was a 14-year-old bassist who was already forging a career, ” read part of the article.
But the couple’s initial back-and-forth report about the music industry via direct messages on Twitter would grow into “ graphic texting. ”
“ The Times has reviewed extensive communications between the two, including 3,217 text messages they exchanged over a nine-month period when Ava was 15 and 16, ” said the outlet, noting that Ava and Ryan “ never met in person. ” .
In the seemingly endless string of lyrics, Ava was reportedly questioned time and again by Adams about her age, with the then-minor admitting that she “ sometimes said she was older than she was. ”
No Evidence: “In the end, the FBI found no evidence that would charge Ryan with a felony, and closed the investigation, without charge, in the fall of 2019,” a source told Page Six on Wednesday; Adams pictured in 2014
Ryan reportedly wrote to Ava in November 2014, when he was 40 and she was 16, that he would ‘get in trouble if anyone knew [they] talk like that. ‘
Although Adams “seemed unconvinced” by Ava’s answers regarding her age, their sexual conversations did not end.
Ava also claimed to have once had a video call with Ryan on Skype, which resulted in the Grammy Award winner appearing ‘naked’ in front of the camera.
After the allegations were made public, Adams “ made a statement through his attorney Andrew Brettler denying that he had ever engaged in improper online sexual communication with anyone he knew was a minor. ”
Denial: After the allegations were made public, Adams “made a statement through his attorney Andrew Brettler denying that he had” ever engaged in improper online sexual communication with anyone he knew was a minor “; Adams pictured in 2015
While Ava’s story was a big focus, several other women, believed to have come of age in their correspondence, came to the New York Times with their own claims about Adams.
The women accused Ryan of “ using the promise of career help to lure them into romantic relationships and then abuse them emotionally, ” as summarized by Page six.
Adams continued to maintain his innocence, tweeting that the “picture” the New York Times article painted of him was “disturbingly inaccurate.”
Some details are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are downright false. ‘
Observing a Pattern: Famously, Mandy Moore, the singer-songwriter’s ex-wife, accused him of ‘psychological abuse’ during an interview in 2019; Mandy and Ryan in the picture in 2012
Famously, the singer-songwriter’s ex-wife Mandy Moore accused him of “ psychological abuse ” during an interview in 2019.
Speak to Marc Maron at the WTF Podcast, the 36-year-old This Is Us actress said she was ‘alive’ [her] live for [Adams]’and that she’ had no self-esteem ‘during their seven-year marriage.
‘I felt like I was drowning,’ added Moore, who criticized her ex-husband’s ‘apology’ on Twitter and hoped he would have reached out to her publicly to apologize.
According to Page six, a source recently revealed that Adams has since been “ privately making up ” with Moore.
Lost herself: Speaking to Marc Maron on the WTF Podcast, the 36-year-old This Is Us actress said she was’ alive [her] live for [Adams]and that she “had no self-esteem” during their seven-year marriage; Mandy pictured in 2019