Ryan Adams returned to Instagram with a lengthy statement that alluded to his sexual misconduct scandal.

Back in February, The New York Times published an exposé in which seven women accused Adams of sexual and emotional abuse. Among his accusers were his ex-wife Mandy Moore and a woman identified as "Ava," who was only 14 years old when the alleged misconduct occurred.

Adams initially criticized the article for painting an "inaccurate" picture, claiming it included exaggerated and "outright false" details. The allegations, which were reportedly investigated by the FBI, led to the cancelation of his U.K. and Ireland tour.

On Friday, the 44-year-old artist ended his Instagram hiatus with a series of posts that included a song clip, a selfie, a White Snake album cover, and a message in which he told his followers to "believe women" and "believe truth."

"I have a lot to say. I am going to. Soon. Because the truth matters. It’s what matters most. I know who I am. What I am. It's time people know. Past time," he wrote. "All the beauty in a life cannot be reduced to rubble for confusion, ignoring truths that destroy all the good in us [...] Believe Women. Believe Truth. But never give up on being part of solutions, and healing ... Thank you for your kindness, your support and for this time I needed to decide how I could be a part of a better tomorrow for everybody.

You can read Adams' full statement below. The singer-songwriter is expected to release Big Colors—an album that was put on hold in wake of the Times report—later this year.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“I have a lot to say. I am going to. Soon. Because the truth matters. It’s what matters most. I know who I am. What I am. It's time people know. Past time. All the beauty in a life cannot be reduced to rubble for confusion, ignoring truths that destroy all the good in us. This madness and misunderstanding. There’s enough of that in this world My work was always meant to be a map for the lost. I’ve tried my best to be open and accountable. Not a billboard. I mean, maybe for being flawed. I’ve always wanted to help. I’m trying. So, soon... because it’s time to get back to what I do best. I’m here for the music, for the love and for making things better. I didn’t have an easy life. I lost my brother the day the Prisoner Tour ended. Every night wondering if he would be alive. He was proud of me. My family and my friends were there for that. And so many great fans. For the Meineres community who suffer every day. This music was for then. It mattered. And that was always for it to help. So let’s do that. THAT will matter. The amends made and things lost in the noise, that should’ve mattered too. I want to be a part of that healing. To go play have some great shows and put out these badass records. Believe Women. Believe Truth. But never give up on being part of solutions, and healing. I’ve lost friends who have passed away in this time of self reflection and silence. I can’t be like that. There’s been too much that mattered. Thank you for your kindness, your support and for this time I needed to decide how I could be a part of a better tomorrow for everybody. Sometimes that peace comes from opening yourself up. That’s who I want to be. Here’s to that. With love and with faith- In all of us and our best and our faults RA

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