Phoebe Bridgers Releases Statement Regarding Alleged Ryan Adams Abuse
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Phoebe Bridgers Releases Statement Regarding Alleged Ryan Adams Abuse

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NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) Performer Phoebe Bridgers has released a statement regarding allegations of abuse made against Ryan Adams in a New York Times article.

Bridgers, along with Adams ex-wife, Mandy Moore, singer-songwriter Courtney Jay and others gave accounts to the paper of Adams’ alleged use of his status to create romantic relationships that would become abusive when he was spurned. In one instance, a person identified as Ava said she began a friendship with Adams when she was 14 that led to sexual conversations and at least one instance where Adams exposed himself to her during a Skype call.

Bridgers claims that a professional relationship with Adams led to a romantic relationship that became abusive, with Adams refusing to help her professionally once they broke up and one time exposing himself to her.

“It’s been a weird week and I wanted to say a couple things,” Bridgers posted on Instagram. “Thank you from my whole fucking heart to my friends, my bands, my mom. They all supported and validated me. They told me that what had happened was fucked up and wrong, and that I was right to feel weird about it. I couldn’t have done this without them. Ryan had a network too. Friends, bands, people he worked with. None of them held him accountable. They told him, by what they said or by what they didn’t, that what he was doing was okay. They validated him. He couldn’t have done this without them. Guys, if your friend is acting fucked up, call them out. If they’re actually your friend, they’ll listen. That’s the way this all gets better.”

 

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It’s been a weird week and I wanted to say a couple things. Thank you from my whole fucking heart to my friends, my bands, my mom. They all supported and validated me. They told me that what had happened was fucked up and wrong, and that I was right to feel weird about it. I couldn’t have done this without them. Ryan had a network too. Friends, bands, people he worked with. None of them held him accountable. They told him, by what they said or by what they didn’t, that what he was doing was okay. They validated him. He couldn’t have done this without them. Guys, if your friend is acting fucked up, call them out. If they’re actually your friend, they’ll listen. That’s the way this all gets better.

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The FBI has reportedly launched an inquiry into Adams’ alleged online relationship the then-underage Ava.

Other musicians, including Liz Phair, Jenny Lewis and Karen Elson, have also released statements since the article was published (“I also had a traumatizing experience with Ryan Adams,” Elson said. “I’m not quite brave enough yet to speak about my specifics. The trauma that lingers is often a very powerful silencer of women as is the business that enables these men to thrive without ever facing consequences”)

Adams’ latest album, Big Colors, has been pulled from its April 19 release and musical equipment companies Benson Amps and JHS Pedals, which produce signature items with Adams, have ended their relationships.

Adams, via his attorney and through a series of tweets, has denied all allegations.

 

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