Phoebe Bridgers and Jenny Lewis Address Ryan Adams Abuse Claims in New Statements

Phoebe Bridgers and Jenny Lewis Address Ryan Adams Abuse Claims in New Statements
As the fallout continues to mount around Ryan Adams over allegations of emotional abuse and inappropriate conduct with a minor, former collaborators Phoebe Bridgers and Jenny Lewis have both issued new statements surrounding the growing controversy.

Over the weekend, Bridgers — who was one of several women who came forward to the New York Times in an exposé that levelled various claims against Adams — took to her Instagram to address the situation.

Her lengthy Instagram post reads as follows:

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.

In addition, frequent collaborator Jenny Lewis also broke her silence about Adams.

"I am deeply troubled by Ryan Adams' alleged behavior," Lewis wrote. "Although he and I had a working professional relationship, I stand in solidarity with the women who have come forward."

Down below, you can see both their respective posts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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  As previously reported, Adams' upcoming album Big Colors has been pulled from release. It was initially expected to arrive on April 19 via Blue Note Records/Capitol. Various music gear companies have also severed ties with the songwriter.

In addition, the FBI is opening an investigation into the allegations that Adams conducted a sexual online relationship with a minor.

Adams has denied all allegations and no allegations have been proven in court.