Mandy Moore is ‘insulted’ after an unnamed publication backed out an interview with her over her refusal to discuss a touchy subject.
Though she omits the identity of the individual she refused to talk about, the topic of discussion was more than likely her ex-husband, Ryan Adams.
Taking to her Instagram stories on Tuesday, Mandy, 36, said her blood was ‘still boiling’ a day after the publication revealed their plans to cancel the interview.
‘My blood is still boiling’: Mandy Moore is ‘insulted’ after an unnamed publication backed out an interview with her over her refusal to discuss a touchy subject
‘I hesitated sharing this when I received it yesterday for plenty of reasons but woke up thinking about it my blood is still boiling,’ she wrote on her account. ‘This is from a publication who reached out eager to do a comprehensive piece on my life and career.
‘When they were told that I had spoken plenty about a certain subject in my life and would have no further comment (truly there are countless interviews they could pull from, that story is over and there’s nothing more to say.) this was the response we got back.
‘Any comment I make about said experience instantly becomes clickbait and give them the energy and time they seek and have already stolen from too many for too long. I have been in this business for over 2 decades with plenty to chat about and sure, this publication can do as they please but the message this sends is insulting and so out touch with the cultural discussion around abusive relationships, directly linking someone’s value back to their abuser.
‘The refusal to interview someone unless they agree to relive that trauma publicly? No thank you. I am about to give birth any second and I’m not afraid to draw healthy boundaries. Bye.’
Insulted: Moore said she was ‘not afraid to draw healthy boundaries’ with this publication amid her pregnancy
Mandy included the original message sent by the publication, revealing their plans to withdraw from the interview after she refused to discuss the subject matter.
‘From our perspective it would be difficult not to address it in the interview of subsequent piece,’ the publication wrote of the subject, whose identity was withheld by Mandy in the post.
‘We’re keen to do a supportive interview which profiles Mandy’s entire life and career, and part of that would inevitably involve discussing her time with… given the impact he has had on her life and career.
Difficult past: Though she omits the identity of the individual she refused to talk about, the topic of discussion was more than likely her ex-husband, Ryan Adams (pictured in 2012)
‘If Mandy doesn’t want to talk about it this though we have to respect that and it would be wrong for us to proceed with the interview.’
Mandy has indeed already addressed her relationship with Ryan, who has been accused of inflicting emotional and psychological abuse on women, including Moore.
Mandy was married to the rocker from 2009 to 2016, but allegations came to light in a February 2019 expose published by the New York Times.
Seven women – including his former fiancee Megan Butterworth and former flame Phoebe Bridgers – accused him of abuse.
Painful revelation: Mandy was married to the rocker from 2009 to 2016, but allegations came to light in a February 2019 expose published by the New York Times (pictured 2010)
There were allegations that Adams would ‘dangle career opportunities in exchange for sex’ and retaliate against the women who spurned his advances by sabotaging their careers and harassing them via text message and social media.
Adams was also accused of sending sexually explicit messages to an underage fan, which he denied. He was subsequently cleared of ‘sexting’ the underage female fan following an FBI investigation, according to Page Six.
Over the summer, Adams apologized for his ‘harmful behavior’ in an open letter published exclusively by DailyMail.com.
Moving on: Moore is now married and expecting a child with Dawes rocker Taylor Goldsmith
Addressing the public apology, Mandy told Hoda Kotb on TODAY at the time, ‘You know, it’s challenging because I feel like in many ways, I’ve said all I want to say about him and that situation.’
She continued, ‘but I find it curious someone would make a public apology but not do it privately.
‘I am speaking for myself, but I have not heard from him and I’m not looking for an apology necessarily, but I do find it curious that someone would do an interview about it without actually making amends privately.’
Mandy is now married and expecting a child with Dawes rocker Taylor Goldsmith.
Parents-to-be: The couple enjoyed a quarantine cuddle in this snap