The FBI are reportedly investigating Ryan Adams following allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor.
The Times published an article in which several women accused Adams of abuse, harassment, and sexual misconduct. Adams’ ex-wife Mandy Moore, Phoebe Bridgers, singer-songwriter Courtney Jaye, and several other details their experiences with the singer-songwriter.
One story, in particular, centered around a woman, identified as Ava. In her account, she claimed that she began talking to Adams when she was just 14. They regularly spoke online, and Adams even exposed his genitalia to her via Skype.
It is this account that has piqued the interest of the FBI. Adams reportedly asked her for pictures, and he even wrote to her in a text message that:
“If people knew they would say I was like R Kelley lol.” The pair never met in person.
According to the New York Times, the FBI has taken "the first steps to open a criminal investigation," but the official declined to be identified because the person was not authorized to discuss it publicly.