The New York TimesThe report on the allegations of abuse against Ryan Adams by seven women sparked a number of statements from those in the musician's orbit. Jenny Lewis, frequent collaborator, for example, tweeted that she is "supportive of the women who have come forward", while Jason Isbell, who appears on the album "waiting" of Adams Big colors, said that even though he was not aware of Adams' behavior, he believe and support the TimeReport. Amidst all this, a new statement from songwriter Phoebe Bridgers, one of the women interviewed for TimeArticle.
"Ryan also had a network," she told Instagram on Sunday. "Friends, groups, people he worked with. None of them held him accountable. They told him, by what they said or what they did not say, that what he was doing was good. They validated it. He could not have done that without them.
Highlighting the complicity of the Adams Network, Bridgers explained how much Adams's behavior reflects the systemic nature of sexism in the music industry. Now, in a new episode of the Time" PopcastThe newspaper's Joe Coscarelli and Melena Ryzik gave an example of how this culture sought to protect Adams from allegations of abuse.
Before Time According to Coscarelli, Bridgers spoke of the abusive behavior of Adams both on stage and in other media. In one case, he says, Adams' team would have made a "call back" to remove his negative comments from the author of the interview's song, requesting that the unnamed publication apparently saved. Coscarelli calls this an example of "how power works in the music industry," and one imagines that the incident was at the bottom of Bridgers' mind when she wrote the statement below. above. You can hear it around 7:30 am of the episode.
Meanwhile, former Adams employees continued to make themselves known. Todd Wisenbaker, a member of the Adams group, acknowledged that he was aware of the singer's abusive behavior, but "chose to believe his foolish version of the truth because it was easier than to believe that anyone is able to". Be so monster. "He continued," I recently learned that virtually everything he said was a lie about a lie. "He concluded his statement by stating that he had" the responsibility to speak "and that" the women who spoke are brave beyond words. "
Wisenbaker's wife, musician Katy Goodman, also went to Instagram to answer the charges. "Believe the women who told their stories about Ryan Adams," she wrote, accompanied by an image reading: "A Narcissistic Prayer." As La Sera, Goodman collaborated with Adams on his 2016 album, Music to listen to music.
Listen to the full podcast, which provides more context on the Time& # 39; Reportage, here.