Following the revelation of the recent accusations against musician/producer, Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis, an artist whom Ryans last worked with, has issued a formal statement indicating her position on the unfortunate accusations.
Yesterday, the singer of “Heads Gonna Roll” took to her Twitter account to say that she was very bothered by Adams’ supposed behavior, claiming that she and Ryan had a “working relationship,” however, she stands in solidarity with the women who have accused him of misconduct.
Adams produced Lewis last album from 2014, The Voyage, and he provided several contributions to her forthcoming album On The Line. The duo worked together in 2015 and performed selected United States venues together two years ago.
I am deeply troubled by Ryan Adams’ alleged behavior. Although he and I had a working professional relationship, I stand in solidarity with the women who have come forward.
— jenny lewis (@jennylewis) February 16, 2019
She isn’t the only person to speak out on Ryan since the allegations were reported by the New York Times. Liz Phair, additionally, has been working on a double album with the producer, and she addressed the allegations on Twitter.
Karen Elson, who’s a model and musician, claims she experienced a “traumatizing experience” working with Adams and she “isn’t quite brave enough” to discuss details. The star added that the trauma was one of the reasons why men are able to do such things and always get away from them.
If I do, I’ll write about it. But I think you can extrapolate. My experience was nowhere near as personally involving, but yes the record ended and the similarities are upsetting
— Liz Phair (@PhizLair) February 14, 2019
Some of the other women to accuse Adams of misconduct and emotional abuse includes his ex-wife, Mandy Moore, as well as Phoebe Bridgers and Courtney Jaye.
While most of the allegations thus far have been relatively mild in nature, one specifically, claims Adams spoke inappropriately with an underage girl referred to as “Ava.” However, the FBI is currently investigating him and nothing has come up yet.
Adams said to her that, “if people knew they would say I was like R. Kelley (sic).” Adams released his latest album, Big Colors, on the 19th of April, but it was pulled due to the new allegations. He was supposed to publish an additional two records as well in 2019 but the status of them remains unknown.