He shared a statement in the form of a lengthy Instagram post, which begins:
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.
The statement never directly confronts the many accusations against him, although it does include a rundown of some of his personal hardships, including losing his brother and battling the inner-ear condition Meniere's disease.
There is a passage of the post that vaguely alludes to the #MeToo movement. It even possibly suggests that he accepts some degree of blame for his actions, as he mentions his "faults" and "self-reflection" and writes:
But never give up on being part of solutions, and healing.
He talks about wanting to play shows and release records. Read the statement below. He's also made a number of other social media posts within the past day, although this is the only one that discusses the allegations.
"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