Sarah’s News Roundup 02.16.19

Ryan Adams
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams has been accused of emotional, verbal and psychological abuse and offering career opportunities as a pretext for sex by several women.

A New York Times report outlined a “pattern of manipulative behaviour in which Adams dangled career opportunities while simultaneously pursuing female artists for sex”.

Mandy Moore described a pattern of abuse, sharing instances of “destructive, manic sort of back and forth behavior” during their six-year marriage.

She added “music was a point of control for him” and that he belittled her music career.

There were also allegations from Ava, a young female fan who was only 14 when Adams began talking to her online.

She said their conversations about music soon turned into explicit sexting and video calls on Skype where he exposed himself and encouraged her to send him intimate photos and to touch herself.

Others claimed Adams “would turn domineering and vengeful, jerking away his offers of support when spurned, and subjecting women to emotional and verbal abuse, and harassment in texts and on social media”.

When they realised that Adams had abused other women they found each other, creating a support system and choosing to “speak out about their experiences in the hopes of protecting others and moving forward”.

Elizabeth Warren has formally announced her bid to stand for president in 2020.

In her speech she called Trump “the latest and most extreme symptom of what’s gone wrong in America, a product of a rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else.”

She added: “This is the fight of our lives, the fight to build an America where dreams are possible, an America that works for everyone.”

Minnesota Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar has also announced that she will run for president in the 2020 election.

Ms Klobuchar said she is running for “everyone who wanted their work recognised”.

The former prosecutor recently won praise for grilling both Brett Kavanaugh and William Barr during their confirmation hearings.

A New York woman whose body was found dead and bound in suitcase in a wooded area of Connecticut has been identified as 24-year-old Valarie Reyes who was reported missing last week.

Police are calling her death a homicide but no arrests have been made.

An autopsy has been carried out but the cause and manner of Ms Reyes death has not been released.

The night before she went missing Ms Reyes called her mother in a highly anxious state and said she was afraid someone was going to kill her but she wasn’t scared of any particular individual.

A videotape has been discovered in Illinois of R Kelly allegedly sexually assaulting an underage girl.

It was found only hours after attorney Michael Avenatti released a statement on twitter claiming that he is representing “multiple clients in connection with allegations of sexual of minors” by Kelly.

He added that he had given a videotape showing “Kelly engaging in multiple sexual assaults of a girl underage” to Cook County state’s attorney Kim Foxx.

Kelly still denies any wrongdoing.

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