Jenny Lewis has spoken out in response to the sexual and emotional misconduct allegations towards longtime musical collaborator Ryan Adams.
Lewis, who simply unveiled her new tune "Heads Gonna Roll" (on which Adams has a manufacturing credit score) this week, launched the next assertion on Twitter Friday night time (Feb. 15): "I'm deeply troubled by Ryan Adams’ alleged habits. Although he and I had a working skilled relationship, I stand in solidarity with the ladies who've come ahead."
Adams beforehand produced Lewis' The Voyager album (2014), and the pair have toured collectively.
An exposé revealed by the New York Times on Feb. 13 accuses Adams of sexual misconduct, emotional abuse and manipulative habits by a lot of feminine musicians, together with his ex-wife Mandy Moore and rising artist Phoebe Bridgers. One allegation comes from a feminine referred to as Ava, who says she started speaking to Adams on-line when she was solely 14 years outdated. Their communication went from music to specific texting and, at age 16, a Skype name through which he allegedly uncovered himself to .
Ex-wife Moore, who hasn't launched a full-length album since 2009, when she married Adams, says "music was some extent of management" in her relationship with Adams, and that she was discouraged from working with different producers or managers. This got here with emotional and psychological abuse, she says: "He would all the time inform me, ‘You’re not an actual musician, since you don’t play an instrument.'"
“His controlling habits basically did block my capability to make new connections within the business throughout a really pivotal and doubtlessly profitable time -- my complete mid-to-late 20s," the This Is Us actress advised the Times.
Adams has denied all allegations, claiming that many particulars have been "misrepresented" and "exaggerated," or are "outright false."
I'm deeply troubled by Ryan Adams’ alleged habits. Although he and I had a working skilled relationship, I stand in solidarity with the ladies who've come ahead.