Mandy Moore speaks out after the release of the Ryan Adams exposé

Mandy Moore wants to encourage others to tell their stories. 

The 34-year-old This Is Us star is quoted in a New York Times piece published Wednesday, which includes numerous allegations of various forms of abuse by musician Ryan Adams, Moore’s ex-husband. 

Adams, through his lawyer, denied the allegations against him in the piece. 

Shortly after the piece was published, Moore took to Instagram, sharing a serious portrait of herself with the caption, "Speaking your truth can be painful and triggering but it’s always worth it. My heart is with all women who have suffered any sort of trauma or abuse. You are seen and heard. #sisterhoodforever.”

Moore was married to Adams from 2009-2016. In the piece, she claims that her ex-husband was psychologically abusive during their relationship, further alleging that he was controlling in ways that ultimately hurt her music career. 

“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,” Moore alleges in the piece. 

Adams’ lawyer told the Times that Moore’s allegations were “completely inconsistent with his view of the relationship,” and that he supported her “well-deserved professional success.” 

Ryan Adams through the years
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Ryan Adams through the years
US singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, circa 2000. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- -- Pictured: Musician Ryan Adams performing on November 27th 2001 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- -- Pictured: (l-r) Musician Ryan Adams shaking hands with Host Jay Leno after his performance on November 27th 2001 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams attend The 2012 MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala Honoring Paul McCartney at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Ryan Adams Performing, Astoria, London, Britain - 20 Nov 2001, Ryan Adams Performing (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
Ryan Adams performs at the 16th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert. (Photo by J. Shearer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Musician Ryan Adams (R) and Megan Butterworth attend the Capitol Records 75th anniversary gala at Capitol Records Tower on November 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 06: Photo of CARDINALS and Chris FEINSTEIN and Ryan ADAMS and Neal CASAL; Posed group portrait L-R Chris Feinstein, Ryan Adams and Neal Casal (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns)
Ryan Adams performs at The Masonic in San Francisco, CA (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Corbis via Getty Images)


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